This website contains comprehensive information regarding the lawsuit filed by Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation, the makers of Sound Choice karaoke disks, against 53 karaoke venues and karaoke jockeys in the Las Vegas area.
The newest posts in their last order of appearance are to the left in blue and may be clicked on to be read directly.
The posts available on this website with a brief summary of their content are as follows:
GENERIC MOTION TO DISMISS
Defendants in proper person can upload this generic motion to dismiss which may be filed and decided by the court before they need file an answer. - read this post
Suggested interrogatory questions to be served upon Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation in the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit - read this post
The host suggests interrogatory questions to be served upon Slep-Tone in the Las Vegas lawsuit. With some modification, these interrogatories could be served upon Slep-Tone in other lawsuits filed across the country. A completed sample which may be downloaded in pdf format is presented at the end.
Suggested requests for production of documents to be served upon Slep-Tone Entertainment Corporation in the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit - read this post
The host suggests requests for production of documents to be served upon Slep-Tone in the Las Vegas lawsuit. With some modification, these requests could be served upon Slep-tone in other lawsuits filed across the country. A completed sample which may be downloaded in pdf format is presented at the end.
Massive lawsuit threatens to change karaoke in Las Vegas – read this post
Get ready to settle in for a long read as this lengthy article tells how the whole lawsuit came about, what Sound Choice is attempting to accomplish, and how the named parties may want to consider defending themselves.
List of all Las Vegas Defendants named in the Sound Choice lawsuit - read this post
On the face of the Complaint, Sound Choice sues 95 defendants. The actual count is 53 defendants not counting fictitious business names which are nonentities. This article lists all the defendants showing the venue and its owners and showing the KJs and the business names under which they operate.
Who has answered - read this post
A list of who has answered along with a short critique of their work
Court filings in the Las Vegas Sound Choice lawsuit - read this post
See some of the more significant filings in the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit.
Does Harrington desperately need to settle and avoid litigation? - read this post
Slep-Tone’s attorney, James M. Harrington professes to be destitute, and court opinions paint an ugly picture of a man driven by desperation.
What if you cannot afford a lawyer to defend - read this post
This post includes links to two motions you can simply fill out and file with the court clerk.
PT’s goes on the offensive – read this post
The PT’s Pubs were the first to file a motion to dismiss and to sever. This article reviews the arguments PT’s has made in its motion.
The big boys fight back - read this post
Caesars and Harrahs file a motion to dismiss and to sever. It offers the best argument for dismissal. This article reviews the arguments Caesars has made in its motions.
Treasure Island and Station Casinos file motions to dismiss and to sever - read this post
Treasure Island and Station Casinos file separate but nearly identical motions to dismiss and to sever. It offers the best argument for severance. This article reviews the arguments Treasure Island and Stations Casinos have made in their motions.
Is Sound Choice also guilty? - read this post
Sound choice may be liable for filing a frivolous lawsuit designed to force innocent defendants into settling, and Sound Choice may be acting as an accessory to copyright infringement.
What is Sound Choice’s true cause of action? - read this post
Can Sound Choice make the failure to comply with its conditions of tolerance a necessary element of its cause of action?
Does Slep-Tone’s definition of a counterfeit hold water? - read this post
Does the statutory language uphold Slep-Tone’s definition of a counterfeit?
Is Sound Choice screwing up? - read this post
Sound Choice is late in filing its oppositions to Caesars’ and Harrah’s motions to dismiss and to sever, its attorney has been chided by the court for not registering in its electronic filing system, and Sound Choice is not properly coordinating its lawsuits on a nationwide basis.
Does Sound Choice have unclean hands? - read this post
“One who comes into equity must come with clean hands.” Are Sound Choice’s hands too dirty for it to seek equitable relief? This article discusses the problems Sound Choice may have in that regard.
Do all defendants in the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit now have an easy way out? - read this post
Sound Choice’s failure to respond to Caesars’ and Harrah’s motions to dismiss and to sever may give all defendants who file joinders to the motions an easy way out.
Is it now wise to get into the KJ business? - read this post
Does the Sound Choice litigation make it unwise to get into the KJ business or present new opportunities to do so at a discount rate?
Case law and arguments for and against dismissal and severance - read this post
A lawyer’s dream. All the case law and all the arguments laid out on a silver platter for and against dismissal and severance.
Slep-Tone blows it against Caesars’ defendants; Judge orders dismissal of Slep-Tone’s Complaint; most defendants miss out capitalizing on Slep-Tone’s mistake read this post
Slep-Tone failed to timely file a response to the motion to dismiss filed by the Caesars defendants resulting in Caesars’ motion to dismiss being granted. KJ’s Bar & Tavern was the only defendant to file a joinder and ride out of the case upon Caesars’ coattails.
Are Slep-Tone’s attorneys incompetent or is there a conspiracy afoot? - read this post
Is Slep-Tone merely missing deadline after deadline due to attorney incompetence, or is Slep-Tone simply trying to avoid the hard arguments and the hardened defendants?
Complete analysis of Slep-Tone’s Las Vegas Complaint - read this post
Get ready to settle in for another long read. Your host summarizes each paragraph of Slep-Tone’s Las Vegas Complaint and gives his analysis.
Slep-Tone shows more of its true colors with every screw up – read this post
Slep-Tone reveals itself to merely be trolling for settlements as it misses one deadline after another and fails to prosecute its case against the Las Vegas defendants.
Slep-Tone blows it again; nine more defendants dismissed, this time for good - read this post
Slep-Tone’s failure to respond to motions to dismiss filed by Treasure Island and Station Casinos results in nine more defendants being dismissed from the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit, and this time the dismissals appear to be with prejudice.
Another error for Slep-Tone? Or is it running scared? - read this post
Slep-Tone fails to timely respond to PT’s motion to sever. Is Slep-Tone attempting to avoid a decision which could be used against it in other states?
Is Slep-Tone’s case headed for dismissal against all defendants? - read this post
Slep-Tone misses the deadline for filing the Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order and receives a warning from the Magistrate Judge that an Order to Show Cause may issue.
Can Harrington gallop in for the rescue or is Slep-Tone’s case already lost? – read this post
James Michael Harrington who serves as Slep-Tone’s counsel in other cases filed a motion to practice in the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit. Will Slep-Tone’s practice of missing deadlines now come to an end?
Slep-Tone misses another deadline and will need show cause - read this post
Slep-Tone missed the deadline set by the magistrate judge to file the discovery plan and scheduling order, and will need show cause why its case should not be dismissed.
Boris fired. Harrington screws up his first motion - read this post
Harrington seeks an extension of time to file the discovery plan and scheduling order but cannot figure out what court he is in.
Slep-Tone gets down on bended knees and begs the court - read this post
Harrington has an up hill battle as he files a motion for the Court to reconsider and set aside its prior orders dismissing 14 named defendants because of Slep-Tone’s former counsel’s allegedly grossly negligent mistakes.
Slep-Tone misses its own requested deadline - read this post
Harrington filed a motion to enlarge to July 3, 2012 the deadline for the proposed Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order to be received by the Court, but Harrington then failed to submit a proposed Discovery Plan and Scheduling Order by his own requested deadline.
Will another two dozen defendants be dismissed from the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit? - read this post
Slep-Tone has never filed a single proof of service. With the time for serving the defendants now expired, the Court is getting ready to dismiss two dozen defendants unless Slep-Tone files appropriate proofs of service by August 8, 2012.
Is Slep-Tone’s attorney Harrington an unapologetic, mud-slinging obstructionist? - read this post
Harrington gets hammered by a federal Magistrate Judge in a similar infringement lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Florida.
Sound Choice finally goes to trial in Panama City, Florida - read this post
Slep-Tone has its first trial. Read the proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Slep-Tone wins at trial in Panama City, Florida, but still takes a shellacking – read this post
Slep-Tone won a battle but lost the war as it was only awarded a judgment of $9,585.00 for over a year and five months of work, and only a few precedents were set. Next time it may want to consider small claims court. This lengthy article analyzes the judge’s decision.
Slep-Tone’s motion to reconsider orders granting defendants’ motions opposed…mostly - read this post
Station Casinos and Treasure Island oppose Slep-Tone’s motion to reconsider their dismissals from the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit, while Caesars and Harrah’s have a secret strategy up their collective sleeves.
Harrington still moaning over discovery sanction in Panama City - read this post
Slep-Tone’s pro hac vice counsel in Las Vegas shows his true colors as he moans over discovery santions awarded against Slep-Tone in the Sound Choice Panama City lawsuit.
Karaoke jockey in proper person beats Slep-Tone lawsuit - read this post
A karaoke jockey with no legal training and a little help from the court beats Slep-Tone prevails after trial in the Sound Choice Panama City lawsuit.
Slep-Tone’s Tucson lawsuit draws motion for more definite statement - read this post
A karaoke jockey files a motion for more definite statement. Your host suggests what should have been added and suggests a supplementation.
26 more defendants dismissed from Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit; Magistrate Judge puts up with no more stalls - read this post
26 more defendants were dismissed from the Sound Choice Las Vegas lawsuit due to Slep-Tone’s failure to file proofs of service. Meanwhile, Slep-Tone’s request to have all discovery stayed until the district judge rules on the pending motions to dismiss is denied.
Dismissal of Los Angeles lawsuit evidences trolling claims - read this post
Slep-Tone’s failure to file pretrial documentation with the federal court leads to the dismissal of Slep-Tone’s case filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against 70 defendants and evidences Slep-Tone’s intent to simply threaten defendants into settling without any real intent to litigate its claims.
Slep-Tone may face sanctions in California - read this post
The defendant paid money to settle rather than incur additional attorney’s fees to defend. The check was cashed. Then Slep-Tone never dismissed the settling defendant. Now Slep-Tone may have to pay.
Slep-Tone denied an extension of time in Los Angeles to file a response to Sugano’s motion for attorney’s fees and sanctions - read this post
Slep-Tone claimed that Boris’s failure to timely act in the Los Angeles lawsuit was beyond its control even though in June, 2012, Slep-Tone refered to Boris as having engaged in “gross neglect” more than five months before the remaining Los Angeles cases were dismissed and six months before Slep-Tone failed to respond to Sugano’s motion for attorney’s fees and sanctions. The judge isn’t buying it.
Host announces siding with defendants because of Sound Choice’s foul litigation tactics - read this post
This host has decided to side with the defendants because of Sound Choice’s litigation tactics which troll for settlements and waste judicial resource, and this site will become a conduit for defensive strategies.
Sound Choice interrogatory question contest; submit your best interrogatory question now - read this post
Attorneys and proper person defendants are invited to coordinate their activities and submit their best interrogatory questions. Some interrogatory questions are proposed by this host.
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