p2pnet news | RIAA News:- After a fight lasting for years, Oklahoma mother Debbie Foster is a day away from a court hearing which’ll bring her closer to getting money owed to her by Warner Music, EMI, Vivendi Universal and Sony BMG’s RIAA.
Foster, “proved once again that when the RIAA comes knocking, it pays to slam the door,” p2pnet posted, going on:
“She didn’t cave in when , the members of the Big 4 Organized Music cartel, set their RIAA on her and now the cartel’s US enforcement unit has been ordered to pay Foster’s attorney’s fees, a first for Big 4 victims.”
But just because the so-called trade organisation has been given an order by judge, it doesn’t mean to say it’ll comply.
“Judge Denies RIAA ‘Reconsideration’ Motion in Capitol v. Foster, Calls Plaintiffs’ Counsel ‘Disingenuous’, Motives ‘Questionable’,” said Recording Industry v The People.
Having trounced the RIAA in civil court, Foster, another of the thousands of ex-Big 4 customers wrongly accused of being a massive online distributor of copyrighted music, was awarded attorneys’ fees of $55,000.
But instead of simply paying up, probably winning a reduction in the final amount, the RIAA, “balked, prevaricated, argued and did everything it could to avoid settling with Foster,” said p2pnet.
Its determination to put Debbi Foster through as much aggravation as possible will cost it $114,000.
The “evidentiary hearing” on the reasonableness of the attorneys fees in Capitol v Foster has been slated for tomorrow, says RIvTP.
Definitely stay tuned.
p2pnet – Victory for RIAA victim, February 7, 2007
Recording Industry v The People – Judge Denies RIAA “Reconsideration” Motion in Capitol v. Foster, Calls Plaintiffs’ Counsel “Disingenuous”, Motives “Questionable”, April 24, 2007
balked, prevaricated, argued – RIAA hammered for $114,000, May 9, 2007
RIvTP – Attorneys Fee Hearing Set for July 5th in Capitol v. Foster, July 3, 2007
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