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More filings in SCO's bankruptcy and a Boies Schiller lawyer for the Novell trial
Wednesday, April 09 2008 @ 11:12 PM EDT

Here you go, more mountains of paper in the bankruptcy. Dorsey & Whitney line up for their money, for the fifth time, and in SCO v. Novell a Boies Schiller associate, Mauricio Gonzalez, whom we've previously seen in the Red Hat case, signs on to the team in the Novell case, which likely indicates he'll be there for trial. He's a litigator. They'll need someone able to say ridiculous things believably and with a straight face, as he did in the teleconference with the Red Hat judge back in January of 2006, when she expressed concern that IBM was going so slowly. Remember this? I'm sure it will make you smile:
MR. GONZALEZ: Your Honor, this is Mauricio Gonzalez for the SCO Group. According to the scheduling order that's now in effect, we're scheduled to go to trial in February 2007, and Judge Kimball has been pretty, pretty solid in keeping us to that schedule, so from our point of view, we would expect to go to trial on that date, barring any other unusual occurrences, of course....

THE COURT: All right. I guess I just wanted to make sure that you all were confident that this case was going to resolve. I mean, we're still more than a year a from a trial date.

MR. GONZALEZ: Your Honor, Mauricio Gonzalez again.

THE COURT: Yes?

MR. GONZALEZ: Our fact discovery deadline on our claims is this Friday, and then we have a March discovery deadline in the IBM case on defenses to claims. And then the Court contemplates that in July we would have dispositive motions and then again in February would be the trial, and the Court has really, you know, gone out of its way to prevent anything that would delay that schedule, so, again, we've come a long way and I think now that we really have the trial in sight, I think it makes sense to keep things as they've been with the Red Hat case.

THE COURT: All right all right. Well, I'm willing to stay the course, but if that trial date gets moved even a week, someone needs to let me know, and I'm going to ramp this thing up because this is an old case that I get to report to Washington because I've got an old case on my docket.

MR. GONZALEZ: Sure.

Hahahaha. "Sure." I love the Boies Schiller guys. And I'm sure he's been letting her know that it didn't happen exactly like that in 2007 after all. Or 2008, for that matter, so far. And why.

He was born in Quito, Ecuador, and to tell you the truth, I have never met anyone from Ecuador I didn't like, and I've heard Quito has the reputation of being a culture with a dominant strain of happiness and fun, and in fact he has a great face, don't you think? He looks charming. In the litigator kind of way. I see from his filing he originally began his practice in California. Those laid-back California dudes. He studied filmmaking first. Hmm. This trial is going to be a gas. I hope he gets to speak, not just help.

Bankruptcy filings:

431 - Filed & Entered: 04/07/2008
Certificate of No Objection
Docket Text: Certificate of No Objection Regarding Fourth Monthly Fee Application of Dorsey & Whitney LLP (related document(s)[393] ) Filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. (Schnabel, Eric)

432 - Filed & Entered: 04/07/2008
Certificate of Service
Docket Text: Certificate of Service Filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. (Schnabel, Eric)

433 - Filed & Entered: 04/08/2008
Application for Compensation
Docket Text: Monthly Application for Compensation for the Period February 1, 2008 through February 29, 2008 Filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Objections due by 4/28/2008. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Exhibit B # (3) Exhibit C # (4) Exhibit D # (5) Notice of Fifth Monthly Fee Application) (Schnabel, Eric)

434 - Filed & Entered: 04/09/2008
Certificate of Service
Docket Text: Certificate of Service Certificate of Service of Fifth Monthly Fee Application Filed by Dorsey & Whitney LLP. (Schnabel, Eric)

435 - Filed & Entered: 04/09/2008
Affidavit/Declaration of Service
Docket Text: Affidavit/Declaration of Service of Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC, Regarding Transfer of Claim (related document(s)[423] ) Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Werkheiser, Rachel)

436 - Filed & Entered: 04/09/2008
Transfer/Assignment of Claim
Docket Text: Transfer/Assignment of Claim. Transfer Agreement 3001 (e) 2 Transferor: Randd Strategic Solutions LLC To Argo Partners. Filed by Argo Partners. (Gold, Matthew)

SCO v. Novell filings:

512 - Filed & Entered: 04/08/2008
Terminated: 04/09/2008
Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Docket Text: MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Mauricio A. Gonzalez, Registration fee $ 15, receipt number 4681023661, filed by Counter Defendant SCO Group, Plaintiff SCO Group. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A, # (2) Exhibit B, # (3) Text of Proposed Order)(Hatch, Brent)

513 - Filed & Entered: 04/09/2008
Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Docket Text: ORDER granting [512] Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Mauricio A. Gonzalez for SCO Group. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice may download a copy of the District of Utahs local rules from the courts web site at http://www.utd.uscourts.gov. Signed by Judge Dale A. Kimball on 4/09/08. (jwt)


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