I haven't understood the instawin with fastbond, glacial chasm, barbarian ring and crucible. As long as I understand, with glacial chasm you can destroy 1 land, but not more. without zuran orb or any stripland, how do you get infinite mana? without infinite mana, how do you play barbarian ring enough to kill opponent?
So, we probably won't see any activity in this case for months; the scheduling conference is not set until July.
Case Management Conference shall be held in this case on July 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor, Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, California.
Do we have anyone in Oakland who would be interested in observing this and letting us know how it goes? The proceeding should be public, unless someone moves to seal it. They'll probably just talk about scheduling, but sometimes judges want to know about the issues in the case, too. Here, the attorneys might chatter about what kind of discovery is needed for class certification, which could be interesting.
I'm one of the named Plaintiffs of the suit, and I would be happy to keep everyone in this community updated as to our progress. I can also answer questions about the merits of the case, but can't reveal any strategies or information that is not public, for obvious reasons. The named plaintiffs' motivations are to correct wrongs that have been occurring in the judge program for over 10 years. The law only allows us to recapture damages for 3-4 of those years. We are fighting for a future where there is a strong and autonomous judge program - unencumbered by the yoke of WotC's past control that we argue was de facto employment. We believe this may actually REDUCE the cost of running competitive tournaments and provide an avenue for proper employment benefits, and legal volunteer work by judges. I want to make it clear that this lawsuit was not an impulse, I have considered it for quite a while but some recent changes and actions by WotC rekindled my interest in setting things right.
@Greg I would guess that's possible. I use infinite scroll (no pagination) with the site, so I'm not sure exactly what kind of page navigation widgets would be helpful. Some more details might be useful here!