1. ICANN doesn't need to drag the dispute out for years, they only have to drag it past the end of Karl's term. The judge can then rule that Karl should have been able to see the records, but as he is no longer a Board member, he won't be given access. BTW, under Lynn's plan, Directors will become Trustees. Does anyone know if, under California law, that will change (IE: degrade) access rights?|
2. It won't necessarily mean less for Lous' [sic] law firm, it could mean more for Louis Touton's former law firm Jones Day Reavis Pogue, which I assume is whom you meant. However, as JDRP is presumably mentioned in those financial records, ICANN should arguably use some other law firm for this matter. They should look at using some other law firm anyway, as they appear to be getting terrible legal advice.
3. I think it's still Michael. -g