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Another New, New Lawyer for SCO; and Novell and SCO Update Exhibits: The Trial is Near
Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 12:57 PM EDT

Another lamb to the slaughter, I fear, another new lawyer on the SCO team in SCO v. Novell, who I'm guessing drew the short straw. New in both senses. He passed the bar in 2005, and here he is, walking into the buzz saw called Morrison & Foerster. He must have been very, very naughty as a little boy, to deserve such a fate. I think we may safely guess that SCO's legal team is not expecting to win. Also, it may not be a factor here, but sometimes law firms send in new people when they want to say something that contradicts what they said before without risking a judge's ire. A new person can sometimes get away with apparent ignorance of what happened earlier. Two other possibilities: He's super duper great; alternatively, he's being sent for training purposes.

And Novell has brought its exhibit list up to date, adding the David Melaugh materials from February and a Jeff Hunsaker deposition from 2006, among a list of other maybe items that it isn't possible to identify unless we had the Bates list. SCO has added to its exhibit list too.

Here are the filings:

514 -Filed & Entered: 04/15/2008
Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Docket Text: MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Jason C. Cyrulnik, Registration fee $ 15, receipt number 4681023769, filed by Counter Defendant SCO Group, Plaintiff SCO Group. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A, # (2) Exhibit B, # (3) Text of Proposed Order)(Hatch, Brent)

515 - Filed & Entered: 04/15/2008
Exhibit List(Proposed)
Docket Text: Proposed Exhibit List (Novell's Third Amended Rule 26 Pretrial Disclosures) by Defendant Novell, Inc... (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit C (Supplemental))(Sneddon, Heather)

516 - Filed & Entered: 04/16/2008
Exhibit List(Proposed)
Docket Text: Proposed Exhibit List (Supplemental) by Counter Defendant SCO Group.. (Normand, Edward)

517 - Filed & Entered: 04/17/2008
Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
Docket Text: ORDER granting [514] Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Jason C. Cyrulnik 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 4/16/08. (jwt)

And I'm very happy to tell you that we have a couple of volunteers who have committed to attending the trial for us. They'll probably take turns, so that all days can be covered. Of course, the more the merrier, if any of you are thinking of attending also. Just please, as always, remember to be respectful of all the court rules.


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