UPDATE (10/10/2012): “He loved her not.” All 33 cases severed and dismissed. Congratulations to all the Cashman Law Firm, PLLC clients who have been dismissed from these lawsuits. “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.” It appears as if us attorneys are playing a “he loves me, he loves me not” game watching Judge Klausner’s … Read more
Case consolidations (until now) happened when a federal judge lumped together different cases which all suffered from the same flaws, e.g., improper jurisdiction, improper joinder, etc. and they dismissed them all in one order. This was a good thing! However, when a troll-friendly judge consolidates a plaintiff attorneys case to keep the cases alive, but to manage the dockets, e.g., to avoid inconsistent rulings, while this in itself is a good thing for the court (and for justice), it is a bad thing for the defendants accused in those copyright infringement cases.