UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
CAPITOL RECORDS INC.; SONY ) Case No. 06-cv-1497BMY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT; ) (MJD/RLE) ARISTA RECORDS LLC; )
INTERSCOPE RECORDS; WARNER )
BROS. RECORDS INC.; and UMG ) IN SUPPORT OFRECORDINGS INC., )
Plaintiffs, ) WITHSTANDING THEv. ) VERDICT)JAMMIE THOMAS-RASSET )Defendant. )
Federal Rule 59(d) empowers the Court on its own motionto "order a new trial for any reason that would justifygranting one on a party’s motion."Jammie Thomas has been tried three times, each timeaccording to a script that has led to outlandish juryawards. Clearly something is wrong in the interpretation andapplication of the law that produces and replicates suchresult.
Amicus Curiae urges the Court, on its own motion, torecognize the errors of the previous proceedings againstJammie Thomas and to enter a judgment in her favornotwithstanding the verdict.
In the defendant's third trial, the Court introducedthe case by twice telling the jurors that the plaintiffs areentitled to a statutory damage award between $750 and$150000 for each of 24 infringements. Tim Reynolds, counsel
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