Judge Holds RIAA Evidence Insufficient

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Rich Tate, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Rich Tate

    Rich Tate [H]ardness Supreme

    Jun 9, 2005
    Another RIAA case was tossed out, this time bringing into question the lack of correlation between a person’s username and the actual person, among other things.

  2. c.d.e

    c.d.e Limp Gawd

    Aug 9, 2006
    Main difference between this case and the one the RIAA won a couple of weeks ago was that the lady used the same account name for all her stuff.
  3. Lethal

    Lethal ViragoAdmin Emeritus Staff Member

    May 27, 2000
    I wouldn't say it was exactly "tossed out". Dangler failed to respond to the original complaint (he defaulted), making the plaintiffs eligible for a default judgment on that basis alone.

    The judge, however, has denied the motion for default judgment (on the plaintiffs' terms) and is ordering a hearing.

    This case is far from over. But unless Dangler can show good cause to have the default set aside, he has already lost the right to defend himself. The hearing is solely for the judge to determine what (if any) damages will be awarded to the plaintiffs.

    Moral of the story: If you receive a summons like this, don't ignore it. ;)
  4. Unreal_Tker

    Unreal_Tker n00bie

    Aug 24, 2004
    Well who knows well see what happens. This could prove an interesting point in other cases of such manner.