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Introduction

In the US color graphics process three judgments against Hakan Lans have been pronounced. The first one came on September 6, 2001, the second one on June 23, 2005, and the third one in October 2006. The first two of these judgments are commented on in essays posted on this website, and all the links are available in the two boxes following immediately after this one. The third judgment is just mentioned in the third box below, which also contains links to some related documents.

Erik Moberg, November 29, 2006

 

 

The Judgment against Hakan Lans - A Planned Judicial Crime?

The essay "The Judgment against Hakan Lans - A Planned Judicial Crime?" is about the judgment against Hakan Lans, pronounced by the District Court for the District of Columbia, on September 6, 2001. The essay is posted both as html-file and pdf-file. These are the links:

The essay is based on various kinds of sources, mainly public court documents, and most of these are also posted on this website. The link is this one:

Here is a short introduction to the essay, and here are a few relevant letters.

 

Erik Moberg, July 1, 2004

 

 

The Judgment Reconsidered

Early in the year 2002 Hakan Lans and Uniboard AB filed a motion requiring that the judgment of September 6, 2001, should be reconsidered. On December 23, 2004, Judge John Garrett Penn ordered that the case should be taken up anew. On March 24 of 2005 there should be an evidentiary hearing in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and this hearing should be preceded by sworn depositions of both Hakan Lans and his former attorney Louis Mastriani. After the evidentiary hearing post-hearing briefs could be filed until April 29. Now all of these steps are taken. On June 23 this year, 2005, the new judgment was pronounced.

Here is a comment to the new judgment entitled: 

The New Judgment Against Hakan Lans - A Further Step in a Planned Judicial Crime!

The comment is posted both as html-file and pdf-file. These are the links:

The comment is based on various kinds of sources, mainly public court documents, and most of these are also posted on this website. The link is this one:

Erik Moberg, August 3, 2005

 

 

The Judgment of the Court of Appeals

The Judgment of June 23, 2005, has been appealed against by Hakan Lans at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Here is the document (pdf-file, 5.2 MB). The proceedings in the Court of Appeals took place on October 6, 2006. After less than a week the court pronounced its judgment: the former judgment, the one from 2005, remained in its entirety unchanged. The court did not explain its decision in any way. Here is the judgment.

Hakan Lans's attorney, Christopher R. Wall at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, has given the Swedish paper Ny Teknik an interview in which he says, among other things:

"I am shocked" ... "It seems as if the court had made up its mind already before the hearing".

Erik Moberg, October 17, 2006