On March 6, 2002, as you may recall, Taubman moved to amend their
complaint to include a charge a copyright infringement. Here's what's been happening on that front
On March 25, 2002, we filed a brief opposing Taubman's motion to amend the complaint.
On March 27, 2002, Taubman filed a reply to our opposition to their motion to amend the
On April 4, 2002, Judge Zatkoff granted Taubman's motion to amend their complaint. This means
that we will have to suffer through another round of discovery and another truckload of motions. It
also means that the remaining schedule will have to be pushed back and as a result, the trial,
originally scheduled for August 2002, has now been rescheduled for October. (Unfortunately, I'll be on
vacation during the first half of October, so we've requested that the judge not schedule the trial
during that time. I'd hate to miss it!)
On April 16, 2002, we filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the amendment to the
complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction. (In other words, we're saying that because I didn't do
anything in Michigan, the court in Michigan has no jurisdiction over me.) As you may recall, I tried
to have the original complaint dismissed for the same reason but because of some procedural
gaffes (I was representing myself at the time), I was unsuccessful. But now that I have a lawyer who
knows what he's doing (as opposed to the lawyer I had when I was representing myself), perhaps we'll be
successful in getting this latest charge dismissed.
On May 6, 2002, Taubman filed a brief opposing our motion to dismiss their amendment to the
On May 17, 2002, we filed a reply to Taubman's opposition to our motion to dismiss their
amendment to the complaint.