Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ManagerJosh, Nov 2, 2010.
Any LA metro area xenForo Customers here? And also is or was a vBulletin customer too
I live in the SF Valley and use XenForo... Does that count?
okay, never thought I'd be doing this, but those of us who live in the Southern California area, any of us willing to step up to file a "Amicus Brief" and possibly attend the jury trial?
which trial...you have me curious...
and what grounds would you be filing under?
Then vBulletin Solutions vs XenForo Ltd/Kier Darby trial(s)
This Trial: http://dockets.justia.com/docket/california/cacdce/2:2010cv08209/486370/
On what grounds? Because we have a stake in this outcome.
That is unlikely to happen.
ahh ok I see.
As far as I know you would not have to be a resident of that are just a US citizen to attend, were you asking for residents of the LA area because of the proximity to the courthouse?
That's the way I see it...people in that area would not have far to travel.
I was thinking that, plus we could probably throw in some of our technical knowledge into the pool here. Be called as expert witnesses perhaps? AHAHAHH
That's what I was thinking as well, but seeing that Kier has to travel from jolly ole England to stand trial in the US to face some coward owned and operated company, I would think that anyone with a vested interested in XenForo Ltd. as a company ( owning a license is an interest I would assume ) should be openly invited as when filing the brief you can be representative of a group.
Only the person, persons, or respective party responsible for filing the claim need be present and by proxy can be representative to a entire groups notions.
You guys have the wrong idea, we (those who own vB 3 lifetime licenses) need to file a class action lawsuit against IB in California, so find the law firm and I will join your class.
Because it will be settled, dropped or dismissed before it gets to a jury.
Praying that you're right.
It could be years before anything is settled.
an expert witness is applicable if as on the customer end of things you have owned both vB and XF you would be a real life witness who spent your money for both products and has the right to your redress of grievances at least in the US. That being said where else could an expert witness be materialized from. Anyone with business ties to the companies can be excluded as expert witness due to conflict of interest. However as a user of both you could hardly be considered biased because you genuinely trusted both entities at one point and invested in their products and helped secure those companies futures. When one of those companies violates that trust it is your responsibility to voice that to them when they don't listen you take them to court. In the case of vBulletin many users simply wished to abandon ship, in reaction to us finding a place that cares about its customers they opened a case against the creators of another software instead of worrying about their own backyard.
So all jokes aside assuming you owned both, you are a credible witness.
I do own both
1 x vBulletin Legacy License
1 x vBulletin 4.x Suite License
2 x xenForo Licenses
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