The Hollywood Reporter pushed out a story on August 1st that a New York federal judge has waived Aereo’s emergency motion to try and save its business. As most of us know, Aereo has been losing battles for its survival the past few months. Here’s what the Hollywood Reporter posted earlier last week.
On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan reacted swiftly, knocking Aereo for having “jumped the gun in filing, without authorization, its motion for emergency consideration of preliminary injunction issues upon remand.”
Aereo’s motion has been stricken from the record, but according to Bloomberg, the company told the judge, “Unless it is able to resume operations in the immediate future, the company will likely not survive.”
According to the judge’s latest order, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, “The Court agrees with Plaintiffs that the appropriate next step is to consider a proposed order consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision and the Court directs Plaintiffs to prepare such an order, accompanied by a memorandum of law in support of their position, on or before two weeks from today’s date. Defendant’s opposition, if any, shall be filed on or before two weeks after receipt of Plaintiffs’ proposed order and memorandum of law.”
Most of us want Aereo to live on, but the way the laws are written aren’t in their favor. This is truly a sad turn of events to a service many thought would help them cut the cord for good. What do you think of the judges call and prediction? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
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