dotconnectafrica trust vs. internet corporation for assigned names and numbers , et al.; BC607494; AUGUST 1, 2018

[Tentative] Order RE: EX PARTE APPLICATION OF DEFENDANT INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS TO VACATE OR CONTINUE TRIAL DATE

Defendant ICANN’s Application to Vacate or Continue Trial Date is GRANTED. Phase II trial date of August 22, 2018 is VACATED. The Court, on its own motion, enters a mistrial as to Phase I.

Background

Trial Phase One, on the issue of the affirmative defense of judicial estoppel, took place on February 28 and March 1, 2018. Closing arguments are scheduled for August 1, 2018. However, as a result of this Court’s unavailability to hear Trial Phase Two, this Court requested that the parties meet and confer regarding a stipulation to allow a different judge to preside over Phase Two. The parties were unable to reach a stipulation. On June 11, 2018, Defendant Internet........