OTCS was in Cleveland for the weekend and was reminded of one of its most popular blog entries regarding a copyright infringement action filed in the Northern District of Ohio against a winery for failure to obtain ASCAP public performance licenses. Following up on this matter, it appears that not much has occurred since initially filed. However, Judge Catherine O'Malley granted defendant winery an extension until February 27, 2008 to file an answer or other responsive pleading.
Generally Rule 12(a)(1)(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("...defendant shall serve an answer within 20 days after being served with the summons and complaint...").
[Freejunket Music et. al v. Ferrante Wine Farm, Inc; case no. 1:08-cv-00155; order issued Feb. 7, 2008]