Tue 23 May 2006
I am informed that at the fairness hearing yesterday, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald approved the settlement, but did not make a ruling as to attorney's fees. At this point, no documents resulting from the hearing have been posted on PACER.
The EFF responded to Sony's response to their claim for almost $2M in fees. It looks like the claws are coming out in that fight and I plan to get all of the documents online soon.
The appeal will also be getting off to a good start this week, with the deadline for the appellant's brief set for Thursday, May 25. At that time, we'll have a good idea of what issues will be dealt with in that appeal. I do not anticipate that the appeal will impact the settlement.
For those of you who have not yet done so, it is important that you make a claim before the end of the year.