It's Friday, which means my ability to take anything seriously is absolutely nearing it end. I'm running on fumes here.
Fortunately, eight federal inmates, including three infamous convicted murderers, have supposedly filed a handwritten motion to intervene in the Silicon Valley anti-poaching class action lawsuit. You know, the one where CEOs of major tech companies sent emails back-and-forth, agreeing not to poach each other's staff? The one that reached a settlement agreement for pennies, despite the smoking gun evidence?
The settlement is currently sitting on U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh's desk. Sitting next to it is this handwritten motion -- and in the trashcan nearby, there's another motion that was filed using a California attorney's stolen identity.
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What do Jared Loughner, Jodi Arias, James Holmes, and Terry Lynn Nichols have in common? Very little, besides the whole murder and mass murder thing. Oh, and they're all apparently very concerned about the tech labor settlement. According to a handwritten motion filed on their behalf, with signatures next to their names, it seems they've discovered new evidence and wish to intervene, reports PandoDaily.
The (probably) fake motion was brought to the court by Christopher Donnelly, a prison inmate who once sued a WWE diva for allegedly forcing him into prostitution (read it for the laughs).
Not the 1st Fake Motion in This Case...
We hope Judge Koh has a sense of humor, as this isn't the first (presumably) fake motion to cross her desk in this case.
Last month, a motion was filed using the name and state bar number of Cathy Jones, a solo attorney, objecting to the settlement's terms. Jones told reporters that while the name and bar number were hers, she had never heard of the law firm listed on the motion, and she had no part in filing it.
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