## Thursday, February 11, 2010

### RIAA Insists On 3rd Trial In Thomas Case

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/02/11/0046216/RIAA-Insists-On-3rd-Trial-In-Thomas-Case?art_pos=20

"Not satisfied with the reduced $54,000 verdict which the Judge allowed it in Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, representing approximately 6500 times the amount of their actual damages, the RIAA has decided to take its chances on a third trial, at which it could only win a verdict that is equal to, or less than,$54,000. Since a 3rd trial in and of itself makes no economic sense, and since the RIAA's lawyers inappropriately added 7 pages of legal argument to their 'notice', it can only be assumed that the reason they are opting for a 3rd trial is to hope that they can somehow bait the Judge into making an error that will help them on an appeal."