- Nov 3, 2014
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There was never a lawsuit against Ibanez or Greco: Gibson sent them a C&D letter and they backed down (at least WRT the headstock)
Uh oh, he looks like the stereotypical Gibson owner. He might be on their side.This is the judge assigned to the case:
Born 1965 in Ellwood City, PA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 26, 2014, to a seat vacated by T. John Ward. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2014, and received commission on December 19, 2014.
Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2009-2014
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1987
Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Law clerk, Hon. Paul Brown, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1990-1992
Private practice, Sherman, Texas, 1992-1993, 2003-2004
Law clerk, Hon. Robert Faulkner, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1993-2003
Law clerk, Hon. Don D. Bush, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2003
Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas, 2004-2009
Estoppel is a judicial device in common law legal systems whereby a court may prevent, or "estop" a person from making assertions or from going back on his or her word; the person being sanctioned is "estopped". Estoppel may prevent someone from bringing a particular claim.I have just two words for the situation that perhaps provide all the answers. "Laches" and Estoppel" Look these words up if needed.
I've had only one Dean guitar on my bench, a 335-ish Chinese 12-string and that guitar was certainly shit. But that was only one guitar, and I can't judge the whole line from that. I can say that I think most of their guitars are fugly, and I would rather have a Gibson any day for lots of reasons.Gibson is the shit, Dean is just shit. My opinion.
Gibson's lawsuit is only against Dean/Armadillo for infringing its trademarks. If Gibson loses, that doesn't mean the trademarks are invalid, only that Dean's designs aren't infringing.Gibson’s lawyers can’t be but so dumb. So if they lose, do they only lose against Armadillo, but the trademarks still stand against all others?
WOLFE, TIDWELL & MCCOYAny word on his private practice's focus?
Let me Google that for you...I watched a video the other day, Stay Metal Ray said from what he learned from Guitar world said, dean is now suing Gibson. Apparently Gibson's douchbagery has no boundaries, it was reported that Gibson people have been calling around to dean dealers and threatening them about selling dean guitars that they need to stop or Gibson is going to get them too. I haven't seen the article myself, but I don't believe this guy would lie. Maybe someone could verify this with better research skills than me.
Corporate defense firm. But appointed by the "wrong" party for corporate sympathy. Hmmm. OTOH, JC at Levi's was a big contributor to that party.WOLFE, TIDWELL & MCCOY
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Jeeze Bill, hire a law clerk fercrissake.Corporate defense firm. But appointed by the "wrong" party for corporate sympathy. Hmmm. OTOH, JC at Levi's was a big contributor to that party.
Any word on Hizzoner's campaign for the Texas Appeals Court? IIRC, that's an elected job.