p2pnet.net news:- The RIAA’s determination to put Debbi Foster through as much aggravation as possible will cost it $114,000.
Having trounced the Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG enforcement unit in civil court, Foster, another Big 4 customer wrongly accused of being an illegal online music distributor, was awarded attorneys’ fees of $55,000.
But instead of simply agreeing to pay up, probably winning a reduction in the final amount in the process, it balked, prevaricated, argued and did everything it could to avoid settling with Foster.
Now, “The RIAA’s challenges to Judge Lee R. West’s order awarding the defendant attorneys fees in Capitol v. Foster and to the ‘reasonableness’ of Ms. Foster’s attorneys’ fees have caused the fees to more than double, from $55,000 to $114,000, as evidenced by Ms. Foster’s supplemental fee application,” says Ray Beckerman on Recording Industry vs The People.
What goes around does indeed come around.
aggravation – RIAA times out in p2p case, February 27, 2007
Recording Industry vs The People – RIAA “Reconsideration” Motion and “Reasonableness Inquiry” Cause Capitol v. Foster Fees to Double From $55k to $114k, May 9, 2007
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