decoration decoration
Stories

GROKLAW
When you want to know more...
decoration
For layout only
Home
Archives
Site Map
Search
About Groklaw
Awards
Legal Research
Timelines
ApplevSamsung
ApplevSamsung p.2
ArchiveExplorer
Autozone
Bilski
Cases
Cast: Lawyers
Comes v. MS
Contracts/Documents
Courts
DRM
Gordon v MS
GPL
Grokdoc
HTML How To
IPI v RH
IV v. Google
Legal Docs
Lodsys
MS Litigations
MSvB&N
News Picks
Novell v. MS
Novell-MS Deal
ODF/OOXML
OOXML Appeals
OraclevGoogle
Patents
ProjectMonterey
Psystar
Quote Database
Red Hat v SCO
Salus Book
SCEA v Hotz
SCO Appeals
SCO Bankruptcy
SCO Financials
SCO Overview
SCO v IBM
SCO v Novell
SCO:Soup2Nuts
SCOsource
Sean Daly
Software Patents
Switch to Linux
Transcripts
Unix Books
Your contributions keep Groklaw going.
To donate to Groklaw 2.0:

Groklaw Gear

Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog.


To read comments to this article, go here
IBM case administratively closed; will be reopened when stay lifted
Friday, September 21 2007 @ 10:01 AM EDT

There is a notation on PACER in the IBM v. SCO litigation I should probably explain. Here's the PACER notation:
1081 - Filed: 09/20/2007
Entered: 09/21/2007
Order to Administratively Close Case Docket Text: ORDER Administratively Closing this Case. Case may be reopened upon motion of pla(s) or dft(s). Judge Brooke C. Wells no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Dale A. Kimball on 9/20/07. (jwt)

This doesn't mean the case is over. It's just a way courts organize their cases. As the order states, it's administratively closed, and that word is in bold, and as soon as the stay is lifted, the motions before the judge will be back on the table. This just lets the world know he isn't about to announce his rulings on them, because Chapter 11 bankruptcy stays all such litigation while the company reorganizes, if SCO is allowed to do that, something not yet determined.

Also, Judge Wells was assigned to pretrial work. That part of the litigation is over, so this is marking that fact. So don't let it throw you. The bankruptcy case in Delaware is now center court, so to speak. The others are stayed, not ended. Not by a long shot. This is, as the order explains, just "removed from the list of active pending cases." In short, bookkeeping.


  View Printable Version


Groklaw © Copyright 2003-2013 Pamela Jones.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Comments are owned by the individual posters.

PJ's articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License. ( Details )