Another Way To Get The RIAA To Drop Case And Run: Hire A Lawyer Who's Beat Them Before
from the the-latest-in-our-series dept
We’ve had a series of posts lately about ways in which people seem to be beating the RIAA when they’re sued without much real evidence, such as pointing out that the IP address does not identify who actually was involved in file sharing. Ray Beckerman, who is the source for so many interesting posts on these types of cases, now has one about how the RIAA is running scared after they discovered that a lawyer who beat them before (and made them liable for the attorney’s fees of the person they falsely accused of file sharing). The interesting part here is that they’re trying to drop out of the case they already filed, but are asking the judge specifically to have the case dropped “without prejudice.” Why? Because in the last case, the case was dropped “with prejudice,” which was the reason they are on the hook for legal fees. So, now, when they see the same lawyer, they know they don’t want to go through with the case, but they want to make sure they can drop it in a way without admitting they made a mistake and without paying the legal fees for the person they dragged into court incorrectly.