According to FossPatent, the court of the district offers “second-to-none transparency,” according to Florian Mueller’s blog FossPatents, and as a result, segments of the case may be aired on YouTube.
“That high degree of transparency involves that judges don’t let parties overredact their filings, and that key hearings may be broadcast via YouTube,” Mueller writes on the blog.
An initial case management conference will be held on March 23 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley, to whom the case was arbitrarily reassigned on Thursday when Judge Vince Chhabria withdrew without specifying why.
She has already let the defense know that she will be taking part in the camera pilot project. Although the notification states that it would have “no effect at all on [a party’s] case,” it is assumed that no one will protest.
On December 20, 2022, two San Francisco-based class action law firms–the Alioto Law Firm and the Joseph Saveri Law Firm–brought a complaint on behalf of ten private citizens against Microsoft over its $69B purchase of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI).