First hearing in Zhang Ziyi vs Boxun defamation lawsuit 'vacated'
According to the update, the judge assigned to the first hearing in the case, scheduled to take place in federal court in Los Angeles tomorrow, notified Boxun Tuesday a last-minute decision was made to vacate tomorrow's hearing, adding it might be rescheduled for a future date if necessary.
Speaking to SCMP today, Meng speculates the decision to "vacate" might have been made following a meeting between Zhang's attorneys and the judge, but he doesn't see it as indication of much.
"It's only the beginning," Meng says, "unless they withdraw the suit."
For a detailed summary of where the case has gone since then, check out this post from Techdirt.
Boxun has defended its reports, which remain online today, and has said it is prepared to back them up with proof should the case ever go to trial.