Wall Street Journal (WSJ.com) published an article tonight on Verisign and the CFIT case pending against it.
The article quotes Mark McLaughli, Chief Executive of Verisign saying that the company “has 90 days following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ July 9 decision to decide whether it will request further appellate review … at the Supreme Court level, or have the case remanded for trial in district court.”
The article goes on to quote Bret Fausett, the attorney representing the Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT), who said he believes “VeriSign has until Oct. 18 “to file a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, which he thinks the company is likely to opt for, rather than a trial.”
“As far as I can tell, the strategy is to push off any trial on the merits for as long as possible,” Fausett is quoted as saying.
“The U.S. Supreme Court appeal–even if, as is likely, the Court declined to hear the appeal, would push off our inevitable return to the trial court by another year.”