Judge James Spencer of ED Va, overseeing the patent infringement case against the maker of the BlackBerry portable e-mail device, on Feb. 21 rejected
a request by the U.S. Justice Department to hold additional proceedings on how to exempt government users from a potential shutdown of BlackBerry service.
The judge turned down a request by the Justice Department to hold a separate hearing to delve into the department's concerns about the potential shutdown, according to an order posted on the court's Web site. [Reuters]
We should have a further decision in three days.
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