In an interesting twist, Taser International voluntarily dismissed this case before Linden even answered the complaint. Taser filed a Notice of Voluntary Case Dismissal on May 5, 2009. Because Linden never filed an answer, the dismissal is without prejudice and Taser could choose to refile the case at a later time if desired. But for now, this case is closed.
I’m short on time today, but Bloomberg reported a new lawsuit filed by Taser against Second Life (via its parent Linden Research Inc.). No sense in recreating the wheel, and Virtual World News has already posted a nice intro to the case here.
The case is Taser Interntional v. Linden Research in the District Court for Arizona, case 2:09-cv-00811-ROS, filed April 17, 2009.
We’ll monitor developments and keep you posted.