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{thread} A group of insane Star Citizen chuckleheads, who became lawyers on 12/12/17, are parked on Reddit (where else?) claiming that the judge didn't rule on the CryTek v RSI/CIG MtD yesterday because both sides asked here not to.

It's pure and utter nonsense.
These are the same nutters who didn't even give the female judge a passing glance nor mention this whole time.

Until they read my research (below) thread a few days ago.

Now they're actually referring to her on a first name basis.…
It all started when I posted this, shortly after finding out on Jan 8th, that the judge had vacated the much anticpated Jan 9th hearing on the motion.

Hyperbole, trolling, and tongue-in-cheek rhetoric aside, most attorneys are well aware that judges, who just happen to be mere mortals, tend to have their own attitudes & feelings when it comes to filed pleadings.
Unlike those guys, when I write, I tend to do extensive research. It was this that convinced me to read up on the judge. Since 12/17, I spent days reading her decisions off and on, in an attempt to get an understanding of how she was going to react to the RSI/CIG filing.
This is a judge who never had a bag of fucks to give. Ever.

At a glance, the language in her rulings are as boring as a roll of toilet paper; but they are as devastating as walking into a test, only to find out that nothing you crammed while high on glue,appear in it.
This is what led me to conclude that after reading the PR infused & unprofessional bullshit that the RSI/CIG attorneys, by way of Star Citizen co-creator Ortwin Freyermuth had filed, she was going to take one look at it - and shred it with words.
There can be NO doubt that she's going to toss the MtD. What I am looking forward to reading is what she writes in support of her decisions; and whether or not she uses stern language to address the conduct on the part of the RSI/CIG filings.

Discovery is going to be a blast.
The judge decided to not hear oral arguments.

Fed. R. Civ. P. 78(b); C.D. L.R. 7-15 allows her to do so, regardless of whether or not either side requests or agrees.

It had NOTHING to do with the attorneys.

Oral arguments, especially in Fed court, are not mandatory.
Also, any such request to skip oral arguments from either attorney, would also need to be in the form for a pleading to the court.

And such pleading would be part of the court record.

There is no pleading preceding the judge's decision.
And this judge does this regularly.

Here is one of her cases from 2014.…
Look at the 08/19/2014 (# 24) decision.

Note that after skipping oral arguments, the case continued as normal.

The judge didn't rule on the MtD until 10/28/2014 (#25), almost TWO months later.

And that wasn't a fast track case btw.
As you can see, the language in that ruling - and in ALL her MtD rulings that I looked at, the language is the SAME as that entered into the Crytek v RSI/CIG case on Jan 8th.…
Key to the language is the "is appropriate for decision without oral argument" which basically states that she has all the info that she needs to make a decision on the motion, and that she doesn't need to hear - or as I would like to think - be subjected to - ludicrous args.
You see, we make fun of those guys on Reddit because not only are they a few raisins short of a fruitcake, thus landing them squarely in Flatearther & Obama Birther territory, they make up as much crap as they can, as part of their hilarious disinformation campaign.
The latest nonsense with a bunch of upvotes is that because they read on the judge's Wikipedia page (which I had linked in my research thread) that her dad was into aerospace, that it would influence her decision to rule against Crytek. Because space.

I'm not even joking.
Sentiments like that one were riding right alongside the one where someone (again with lots of upvotes) posited that the judge decided to waive oral args because she determined the RSI/CIG filing was very strong, and proved that Crytek had no case.
There's lots more where that came from. Don't take my word for it though - go look.

This is the main thread. Notice how this person was certain that a decision was coming Feb 9th.…

Of course this is all my fault, so they keep mentioning me.
If you have been following the Star Citizen circus, even for a cursory moment every now and then, while wondering wtf was going on, know this: those remaining backers are the toxic chuckleheads engaged in a repetitive circle jerk 24-7.

Yeah, and I'm the crazy one.
It's not enough that the project has completely and utterly FAILED, while blowing through almost $180 million of backer money over a seven year period.

They don't have a "game" to play, and they're just stuck in a perpetual state of Sunk Cost Fallacy. So drama is all they have.
Between now and the time that the honorable judge Gee files her decision on the MtD, my guess is that the next disastrous phase of the inbound Star Citizen collapse, currently well underway, will probably be public.

And here you were thinking the Crytek lawsuit was bad.

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