ESN Convinces EDTX Court Clerk To Alter Documents To Try To Manufacture Subject Matter Jurisdiction Where None Existed
By Troll Tracker
October 18, 2007
I got a couple of anonymous emails this morning, pointing out that the docket
in ESN v. Cisco (the Texas docket, not the Connecticut docket), had been altered.
One email suggested that ESN's local counsel called the EDTX court clerk, and convinced
him/her to change the docket to reflect an October 16 filing date, rather than the
October 15 filing date. I checked, and sure enough, that's exactly what happened
- the docket was altered to reflect an October 16 filing date and the complaint
was altered to change the filing date stamp from October 15 to October 16. Only
the EDTX Court Clerk could have made such changes.
Of course, there are a couple of flaws in this conspiracy. First, ESN counsel Eric Albritton signed the Civil Cover Sheet stating that the complaint had been filed on October 15. Second, there's tons of proof that ESN filed on October 15. Heck, Dennis Crouch may be subpoenaed as a witness!
You can't change history, and it's outrageous that the Eastern District of Texas is apparently, wittingly or unwittingly, conspiring with a non-practicing entity to try to manufacture subject matter jurisdiction. This is yet another example of the abusive nature of litigating patent cases in the Banana Republic of East Texas.
(n.b.: don't be surprised if the docket changes back once the higher-ups in the Court get wind of this, making this post completely irrelevant).
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