Axanar Defense Response to Plaintiffs’ Request for Ex Parte Relief

Janet Gershen-Siegel

Jespah (Janet Gershen-Siegel) has been a fan of Star Trek since probably the first set of reruns of The Original Series. She has an eclectic background, including an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, a JD (she practiced insurance defense law for a few years in New York and is a lot happier since she retired from that in 1990), and a MS in Interactive Media, which is a real-live social media degree.

Along the way, she has about a decade and a half of data analysis work under her belt and currently works as a blog coordinator for a high-end wedding blog and also as a blogger for hire (topics include diverse subjects like ad retargeting but also the nursing job market), and has a shingle out to work on social media presence, with a focus on independent authors as she is also a published science fiction author. Plus, she has been a community manager for a large Q & A website since 2002, which is before that existed as a job title.

She was raised on Long Island so, when she is riled up, the accent gallops back out and she can sound like Fran Drescher with a law degree. She lives in Boston with her husband of over 20 years and more computers than they need.

She can always be bribed with pie.

Axanar Defense Response to Plaintiffs’ Request for Ex Parte Relief

So the Axanar Defense Response came in quickly (the parties were under a strict deadline!). And as expected, the response drags on but defense had to do it right quick. So as always, we’ll go through it line by line. It’s huge – sorry! Furthermore, this post is the sequel to the plaintiffs’ ex parte application for an order and the David Grossman declaration and exhibits.

Axanar Defense Response

Page 1

First of all, as always, we start with a good old cover page.

Axanar Defense Response to Plaintiffs' Request for Ex Parte Relief

Axanar Defense Response to Plaintiffs’ Request for Ex Parte Relief, Page 1

Ranahan Declaration

Defense attorney Erin Ranahan filed a declaration in support of her client’s response.

Page 1

And as always, we start with a simple cover page. So there’s nothing exciting or noteworthy here.

Axanar Defense Response - Ranahan Declaration

Ranahan Declaration, Page 1

Page 2

First of all, Ranahan discusses privilege logs. And one part is about the one demanded by plaintiffs, yet she also (and it didn’t seem to be a part of this back and forth) brought up the one she requested from defense.

Axanar Defense Response - Ranahan Declaration

Ranahan Declaration, Page 2

Page 3

Because I have blogged about this before, I’m only touching on the highlights. On this page, defense counsel mentions who asked for which privilege log. Yes, it’s that thrilling.

Axanar Defense Response - Ranahan Declaration

Ranahan Declaration, Page 3

Page 4

And then on this page, we see just how well the lawyers get along:

Mr. Grossman called me a “liar” for saying that we had not
“withheld” documents as privileged, and I again explained that the privileged
documents were all in one folder, and because Plaintiffs repeatedly expressed that
privilege logs were useless, we did not collect the folder, did not load them, did not
review them, so we did not “withhold” them.

Can someone please act like an adult?

Axanar Defense Response - Ranahan Declaration

Ranahan Declaration, Page 4

Janet Gershen-Siegel

Jespah (Janet Gershen-Siegel) has been a fan of Star Trek since probably the first set of reruns of The Original Series. She has an eclectic background, including an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, a JD (she practiced insurance defense law for a few years in New York and is a lot happier since she retired from that in 1990), and a MS in Interactive Media, which is a real-live social media degree. Along the way, she has about a decade and a half of data analysis work under her belt and currently works as a blog coordinator for a high-end wedding blog and also as a blogger for hire (topics include diverse subjects like ad retargeting but also the nursing job market), and has a shingle out to work on social media presence, with a focus on independent authors as she is also a published science fiction author. Plus, she has been a community manager for a large Q & A website since 2002, which is before that existed as a job title. She was raised on Long Island so, when she is riled up, the accent gallops back out and she can sound like Fran Drescher with a law degree. She lives in Boston with her husband of over 20 years and more computers than they need. She can always be bribed with pie.

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