p2pnet.net News:- Money hungry music terrorists Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG have once again expanded their method of attack on people they’re using to try to extort others into buying ‘product,’ as they correctly call their high-priced, low quality formulaic online offerings.
The idea isn’t only to target mothers and then their children, a practise which has become routine, but now to ultimately include everyone and his brother. Or sister. Or Aunt. Or uncle.
“The RIAA has recently voluntarily dismissed claims in Michigan and in Washington,” says Recording Industry vs The People.
Initially, that looks like good news. But then comes the punch-line.
In Warner v Pidgeon, “the RIAA discontinued the entire case so that it could pursue a new case against the defendant’s ex-husband,” says the post. Moreover, the discontinuance was ‘with prejudice,’ meaning the case against Eve Pidgeon can be resurrected any time it suits the Big 4 Organized Music cartel.
The Court, however, said No, telling the RIAA it would have to bring a new action against Pitcher, also indicating it would consider allowing lawyers’ fees and costs.
As per SOP, it also has her son, Donald, lined up for further attention.
What prompted the RIAA to try for the amendment? “Plaintiffs claim they did not identify Alan Pitcher as a probable defendant until they took his deposition,” says a court document.
It goes on, “See Motion at 8 (‘Further, it was only after Plaintiffs went to the time and expense of traveling to Seattle for depositions that they learned that Ms. Leadbetter`s fiancÃ© Alan Pitcher, was also a direct infringer, along with her son, Donald Leadbetter.’),” almost suggesting the Big 4 believe Leadbetter should have told them her fiance was a candidate for special attention.
“Plaintiffs allege that they obtained testimony from Alan Pitcher at his deposition on July 12, 2006 supporting a claim for direct infringement,” says the document. But, “Despite this discovery in July, plaintiffs waited nearly five months to seek joinder of Alan Pitcher. Furthermore, plaintiffs requested, and were granted, two extensions to the scheduling order. See Dkt. #29, #37. Despite these requests, plaintiffs never sought extension of the cutoff for joining additional parties, even in their September 8, 2006 stipulation and proposed order that was filed almost two months after Mr. Pitcher`s deposition on July 12, 2006 when they discovered his involvement in this case.
“Based on these actions, plaintiffs have failed to show sufficient diligence supporting ‘good cause’ modification of the September 29, 2006 scheduling order setting October 27, 2005 as the deadline for joinder of additional parties.”
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their children – RIAA attacks Marie Lindor’s son, November 22, 2006
Recording Industry vs The People – Voluntary Dismissals in Michigan and in Washington, January 4, 2007
Dawnell Leadbetter – The ‘We’re Not Taking Any More’ club, September 17, 2005