I'll freely admit I don't know the state of his finances, but that's primarily what he has to lose. Money poured endlessly into a hole, with no vindication in sight. Oh, and his time, of course. In addition to whatever else might be dug up, I guess.Hah, as if Vic has much left to lose with discovery given what has happened.
There's always reason to end a lawsuit before it's decided in court. Fears about what rulings might mean, avoiding having to spend more of your time and money on lawyers, getting out of the ever-growing emotional snarl of a years-long lawsuit and appeal.That makes no sense what so ever for ANY party. The TCPA is basically already done. Vic would be on the hook for 99% of damages if he is ruled against. What leverage could their possibly be to settle for that 1%. Monica, Toye, Marchi and funimation would walking free if they won, so why would they settle now.
Nothing you said makes any sense. Every party is invested in the TCPA and has no logical reason to settle before it is decided.
200k+ is a pretty big chunk of change to have hanging out in the care of the court while you're waiting for appeals. Let alone that fact that losing on appeals would mean he's also liable for the money it would cost the defendants to oppose his appeal (and, let's be clear, appeals wouldn't be able to file new evidence and likely wouldn't consider the 2nd Am Pet). Not exactly a winning move.They can be owed fees for years that it will take to get Vic to pay. This is of course ignoring the fact Vic can win on appeals and they get nothing.
What exactly are you trying to say here? That defendants lawyers wouldn't be able to submit itemized bills for their fees incurred defending the claims?You also seem to think thousands of pages of garbage and hearsay is going to be admissible in REASONABLE damages.
I don't think Funi has any reason to stay in the case. Frankly, I don't think they need to make any concessions at all in mediation, but they might allow Vic to get away with paying a reduced amount in attorney's fees in exchange for this ending entirely.Everything you wrote is accurate from my understanding. I am not sure that it is a case for why Funimation should stay in this case though. As others have pointed out, Vic has already been subject to some discovery and a deposition.