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Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 01:23 am
sophistbastard: Lawsuit Update

Almost didn't post this here, but since there's been some discussion of this below I figured you'd want to be in the loop. New news regarding the lawsuit today: counsel for the defense filed their response to the complaint. Coverage is available (as always) at http://www.larpaweb.net.

My apologies if you'd prefer not to hear updates about this.

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
lehulei

Honestly, I'd be suprised and shocked if people didn't want to hear anything about it. It's a big issue as far as NERO is concerned. Pretty much going to determine if NERO I' lives or dies. Blah blah blah.

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
sophistbastard

I agree 100% - just wanted to be careful not to overstep my bounds. :)

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
larpguide

Well, with the countersuit, it will basically determine if either International OR Alliance dies. One will lose and they will no longer be allowed to run NERO.

All documentation for the current lawsuit (which is a matter of public record) I have downloaded and set up at this location:

www.larping.net/Nero/lawsuit

Reading the response (countersuit), they say that the main base of Alliance's allegations - the letter/contract between Ford and Mike (Exhibit A) only allow him to use the trademark and rules and the rest isn't valid (which would include the fact that once Legends Unlimited (Ford) no longer owned NERO, Joe didn't need to follow the rules of that document - too bad they don't say why).

Anyway, like larpweb.net, I'm following things closely. Although this case will finally put an end to a nearly decade long problem, the implications could have some reaching effects upon the US LARPing industry/community as a whole.