re: Marc Headley's Lawyer gets his lug nuts sabotaged! IANAL, but to me, a few things might have made "them" move to federal court: 1. Change of Venue. Where is the federal district court in relation to the state court? Gets it away from HQ and Gold, maybe? 2. Larger possible jury pool. More Scienos to pull from. 3. The clock starts over. New rounds of hearings, depos, etc. 4. Possibility that when it's done, the Fed court could say that it needs to be returned to state court. Remember, the main legal tactic of the Scilons is to STALL (and cause greater expense for the other side). They didn't move it because they feel they'd have a better case, rather they found a way to drag it out.