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Trial Alert: JKR/WB v. RDR Books has been rescheduled

Not that I’m surprised (nor should you if you’ve been reading this blog). I would have been astounded if the trial had actually gone forward. I mean this lawsuit was filed in October. So they’ve been in litigation for what 5 months. So anyway, the case is not set for trial on April 14th. But once again, it will be interesting to see whether trial actually happens on this date.

I’m not surprised by this series of events. I really don’t see how the judge could have ruled on the injunction without trying the merits of this case. I think I’ve mentioned before that this area of law is unsettled. If this were an injunction barring a newspaper from releasing the name of a rape victim, it would be extraordinarily easy. However, this sort of case is very rare.

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