Goldieblox Case Reassigned to Judge Hearing Google Privacy Case

Interesting News. (from Chris Castle)

Music Technology Policy

In an interesting twist, the Goldieblox case has been reassigned to a judge currently hearing one of the many Google privacy cases–that is, someone who is very, very familiar with Silicon Valley shenanigans.  And she’s not afraid to threaten the attorneys with sanctions.

If you believe as I do that the Goldieblox attorneys are walking a very, very fine line in bringing this case in the first place, this is good news.  A case that appears to be clearly “marketing by lawsuit” is a prime candidate for nice juicy sanctions for wasting the court’s time.

Judge Koh recently expressed some exasperation with one of the Apple lawyers in a different case:

“Come on,” Koh told Bill Lee, one of Apple’s lawyers. “You want me to do an order on 75 pages? Unless you’re smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called.”

Judge Koh also recused herself from…

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