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March 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Vista Capable trial postponed

U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman decided today to postpone trial of the Vista Capable lawsuit, which was due to begin April 13. After hearing oral arguments last week on certification of two new classes, Pechman determined that a continuance — as requested by the plaintiffs’ attorneys — was appropriate.

After Pechman decertified the original class in February, the plaintiffs sought two new narrower classes with the trial date bearing down. Last week, Pechman heard arguments on the new class certification attempt and indicated she would rule on the class certification request as early as today. She also indicated skepticism that the case would proceed to trial on April 13.

In her ruling today, Pechman wrote, “Plaintiffs’ motion presents novel legal arguments that require thorough analysis. Without taking any position on the motion for narrowed class certification, the Court believes a continuance is appropriate.”

Find more background on the case here.

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