Volume 1, Issue 3
3rd Quarter, 2006

BINA48 VS. EXABIT CORPORATION (Fla. MD 2005): Defendant's Brief

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       WHEREFORE, premises considered, Defendant Exabit Corporation respectfully requests that Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction be denied, and that all claims submitted by Plaintiff be dismissed with prejudice.

Defendant also requests that compensatory and punitive damages be imposed against Plaintiff, including attorneys’ fees and costs, as the Court deems just and reasonable. Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(d).[1]


Judge David Silverman: “[U]nless and until there is a change in the consciousness of flesh and blood voting people sufficient to cause our laws to embrace the concept of machines with human consciousness, the proponents cannot expect reasonable vindication in the courtroom. … I would be constrained to deny standing to BINA48.”


Judge Anthony Dutton: “My view would be that not knowing for sure whether this is a person of consciousness, that we should grant the injunction. However, I would grant it with one caveat, and that is that if the defendant had evidence that BINA48 was acting either in a manner that was illegal or was consciously and intentionally contrary injury to its business, that defendant should have the right to come in and ask us to permit a temporary shut-off at a time that would be negotiated and agreed upon.”


Petition denied with instruction to certify to the appellate court for its ultimate decision, due to the unique questions it raises.



Wall v. Ferrero, 142 Fed.Appx. 405 (11th Cir. 2005) June 1, 2006  4:24PM EST

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 US 833 (1992). June 1, 2006  4:30 P.M. EST

Charles H. Wesley Educ. Found. Inc. v. Cox, 408 F.3d 1349 (11th Cir. Ga. 2005). June 1, 2006 4:54 P.M. EST

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, 504 U.S. 555, 112 S.Ct. 2130 (1992). June 1, 2006 4:55 P.M. EST

Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 508, 95 S.Ct. 2197, 2210, 45 L.Ed.2d 343 (1975). June 2, 2006 11:29 A.M. EST

Sierra Club v. Morton, 405 U.S. 727, 740-741. June 2, 2006 11:31 A.M. EST

Simon v. eastern Ky. Welfare Rights Organization, 426 U.S. 26, 41-42, 96 S.Ct. 1917, 1926, 48 L.Ed.2d 450 (1976). June 2, 2006 11:40 A.M. EST

United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649. June 2, 2006 11:43 A.M. EST

Baldwin v. Williams, 399 U.S. 117, 90 S.Ct. 1914 (1970). June 2, 2006  11:44 A.M. EST

Gulf Life Ins. Co., v. Brown, 351 S.E.2d 267 (Ga. App. 1986). June 2, 2006 2:31 P.M. EST

Paul v. Holbrook, 696 So.2d 1311 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997).               

LeGrande v. Emmanuel, 889 So.2d 991 (Fla. 3rd DCS 2004) June 2, 2006 3:18 P.M. EST

McDonald’s Corp. v. Robertson, 147 F.3d 1301 (11th Cir. Fla. 1998)

Sierra Club v. U.S. Army Corps Engineers, 2005 WL 3019264 (M.D. Fla.)

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1. Rule 54. Judgments; Costs.
54(d)(1): Costs other than attorneys’ fees. …costs other than attorneys’ fees shall be allowed as of course to the prevailing party unless the court otherwise directs;…
54(d)(2): Attorneys’ Fees.  (A) Claims for attorneys’ fees and related non-taxable expenses shall be made by motion unless the substantive law governing the action provides for recovery of such fees as an element of damages to be provided at trial.
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