For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven …
There’s a significant amount of legal machinations afoot in all sorts of cases. I am not in a position to comment upon everything right now. Gentle Reader, please be patient. All will come out at the proper time.
UPDATE—I’d like to ask the Gentle Readers to please refrain from asking about any settlement discussions in the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt copyright matter. Judge Sullivan’s Letter Order says,
The settlement conference process will be confidential and disclosure of confidential dispute resolution communications is prohibited. See 28 U.S.C. § 652(d); Local Rule 607.4.
Local Rule 607.4 reads in part:
The Court’s ADR process is confidential. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties and the Court, no disclosure shall be made to anyone, including the judicial officer to whom the case is assigned, of any dispute resolution communication that in any respect reveals the dispute resolution positions of the parties or advice or opinions of neutrals.
Therefore, I shall make no public comment concerning the settlement process.