Just a couple days after Thomas-Rasset was found [liable for] willful copyright infringement and ordered by a jury to pay $1.92 million, attorneys with the Recording Industry Association of America called to ask whether Thomas-Rasset was willing to discuss a settlement, a spokesman for the RIAA said Monday.How often does a plaintiff who just won a huge award at trial run to the defendant and offer to settle? And how often does a defendant who was just ordered to pay $1.92 million blow off the chance to settle for what I suspect is a tiny fraction of that? I'm still betting that Thomas-Rasset will come to her senses and settle. Even if bankruptcy can protect her from the judgment -- no sure thing -- that route is no picnic.
Thomas-Rasset's lawyers responded that she wasn't interested in any deal that required her to pay any money or admit any guilt, according to the RIAA's spokesman. That was the same response the 32-year-old Minnesota woman gave after a jury decided against her in October 2007.
Contacted at his office on Monday evening, Joe Sibley, one of Thomas-Rasset's attorneys, told CNET News that he wasn't aware of any settlement talks but needed to ask his law partner.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Is Jammie Thomas-Rasset still refusing to settle?
Sounds like it. Reports CNET's Greg Sandoval: