Lawyers for both sides in the upcoming Jammie Thomas retrial for file-sharing are to sit down this week to see if they can hammer out a pre-trial settlement. However, that doesn’t mean a settlement is likely – Thomas’ lawyer Brian Toder points out that she “has been quoted that she would never settle this case”. Thomas was originally convicted for file-sharing in 2007 and hit with a $222,000 damages bill, but a judge declared a mistrial last year. Thomas is expected to claim again that her home Wi-Fi connection may have been hacked – someone else was file-sharing over it, but not her – except this time she’ll have a computer expert to give evidence on her side.

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