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Old 27 Feb 2013, 05:17
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Talking vBulletin and XenForo Finally Settle Case!

MINUTES OF Settlement Conference held before Magistrate Judge Victor B. Kenton:The Court met with counsel for a continued session of settlement discussions, and the matter did result in a full and complete settlement. It was agreed on the record that the Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release constitutes a binding settlement in this matter.The Court notes that the Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release must still be executed by the parties,and further notes that it is provided therein that within five (5) business days of the parties execution of the document, Plaintiff shall file a Notice of Dismissal With Prejudice.The Court advised counsel to contact the District Court with regard to any pending hearings.Court Recorder: c/s. (rh)
Apparently Internet Brands and Xenforo decided to settle their dispute case earlier last week without going to trial.

The exact terms of the settlement are not known till now So far there has been no official word from IB or Xenforo. I wish that the companies at least told us if this would have any impact on customers and their licences.

The settlement has only been reached in the U.S. but it is likely that the U.K case would be wound up soon on similar terms.

I wonder if anyone here has any inside info/clues of the settlement and if they could share it with us.
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 06:12
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i wonder if the decision was made because of this settlement http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=295214 and IB decided to move on..
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 07:36
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^^ Yes maybe they decided that the money spent on lawyers was better spent giving prizes to vb.org MOTM winners. :P

But these are positive developments. Now they could employ more people and resources on their sites/products.
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 12:39
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i wonder if the decision was made because of this settlement http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=295214 and IB decided to move on..
No I think it's because Judge Real ordered the magistrate overseeing the settlement talks to force a settlement in which IB fundamentally accepts a loss. This is because their case is so weak that it's preferable (less humiliating) to getting the case dismissed in XF's favour.

If IB's case was strong enough, in line with all their tactics of wanting to bleed XF dry, they would have wanted to proceed to trial. I think their case was so weak, they were forced to settle.
We will find out the details soon, but that's my speculation and my hope.
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Old 27 Feb 2013, 14:04
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 01:56
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No I think it's because Judge Real ordered the magistrate overseeing the settlement talks to force a settlement in which IB fundamentally accepts a loss. This is because their case is so weak that it's preferable (less humiliating) to getting the case dismissed in XF's favour.

If IB's case was strong enough, in line with all their tactics of wanting to bleed XF dry, they would have wanted to proceed to trial. I think their case was so weak, they were forced to settle.
We will find out the details soon, but that's my speculation and my hope.
Oh Xenforo fanatic logic.

Lets summarize your thought process.

IB doesn't have a case, judge knows IB doesn't have a case.
Judge lets case go on for almost 3 years
Judge wants parties to settle rather than have a trial, or throw out the case altogether knowing there is no case.
Judge forces a magistrate to get them to a settlement.
Some how this settlement is an automatic win for XenForo?

Sounds logical every step of the way.

A win for personal lives of KAM, perhaps. A win for XenForo, not hardly. IB accomplished what it set out to do. It's destroyed the script, the community, any chance of XenForo being successful ever again.

Kudos to IB for the win!
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Old 28 Feb 2013, 20:33
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We have no ideas the terms on the confidential settlement, for all we know VB is getting 50% of every XF licence sold, no point in speculating.

Glad to have the mess behind us and both sides can continue to develop their products.
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 14:31
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for all we know VB is getting 50% of every XF licence sold, no point in speculating.
what?? where did you get that info?

they are separated companies...
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 15:02
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what?? where did you get that info?

they are separated companies...
He said "for all we know". The point is that since no one has any information, anything could be possible.
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Great ..now we can kiss and makeup.... and get on with making a job of vb5
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Oh Xenforo fanatic logic.

Lets summarize your thought process.

IB doesn't have a case, judge knows IB doesn't have a case.
Judge lets case go on for almost 3 years
Judge wants parties to settle rather than have a trial, or throw out the case altogether knowing there is no case.
Judge forces a magistrate to get them to a settlement.
Some how this settlement is an automatic win for XenForo?

Sounds logical every step of the way.

A win for personal lives of KAM, perhaps. A win for XenForo, not hardly. IB accomplished what it set out to do. It's destroyed the script, the community, any chance of XenForo being successful ever again.

Kudos to IB for the win!
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Hey now, no need for soggy cheerios no matter what liquid so with that said, don't be rude pricks to each other .

Lawsuit? What Lawsuit? All I know is I'm still making vBulletin sites look great, if you can do the same w/ a Xenforo site then go do so... you ladies and gents should spend your time more wisely imo because atm it seems as if your old women wondering when All My Children is returning to daytime soaps .
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Old 02 Mar 2013, 00:22
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Hey now, no need for soggy cheerios no matter what liquid so with that said, don't be rude pricks to each other .

Lawsuit? What Lawsuit? All I know is I'm still making vBulletin sites look great, if you can do the same w/ a Xenforo site then go do so... you ladies and gents should spend your time more wisely imo because atm it seems as if your old women wondering when All My Children is returning to daytime soaps .
hmmmm - I've always been a Days girl although One Life to Live was sweet.
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1. It's destroyed the script

2. the community

3. any chance of XenForo being successful ever again.
Well I figured out what the BS in BSMedia stands for.
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