62712 submission + - Alabama Man Beats RIAA Motion Without Lawyer Submitted by NewYorkCountryLawyer on Saturday December 23, 2006 @03:36PM NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Representing himself, without an attorney, an Alabama man has defeated a summary judgment motion by the RIAA. In Motown v. Liggins the judge ruled that "there is a genuine issue of material fact that precludes granting summary judgment: whether Defendant copied or distributed any of Plaintiffs' recordings. In his responses to the requests for admissions, Plaintiff did not admit that he copied or distributed any of Plaintiffs' recordings. Plaintiffs have not demonstrated the absence of a genuine issue of material fact, and their motion is therefore due to be denied". The case is published in Westlaw at 2006 WL 3257792."