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October 16, 2009

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Great question. Kevin Smith speculated last July at http://library.duke.edu/blogs/scholcomm/2009/07/01/intersting-development-in-georgia-state-case/ that a judicial decision limiting the scope of the case would lead to an out-of-court settlement. These type of negotiations are normally very secretive, however, so if they are going on, we haven't heard anything.

That leaves the calendar. If you look at the scheduling orders that are listed on the Justia entry for the case at http://news.justia.com/cases/featured/georgia/gandce/1:2008cv01425/150651/, I would guess we are at least six months away from any decision, and it is likely much longer. The parties are filing rebuttals and responses to the rebuttals to an expert report on ereserves written by Kenneth Crews. Then there are 45 days of depositions, and finally a month or so in which to file motions for summary judgement. It will take months and months for the court to decide whether to settle the case at that point.

In short, don't hold your breath.

Is the Georgia State case expected to be resolved anytime soon?

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