p2pnet news | RIAA News:- RIAA nemesis Tanya Andersen has achieved another milestone victory.
She fought Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG’s RIAA to a standstill, forcing it to drop its spurious file sharing case against her, and now an Oregon court has awarded her close to $108,000 in fees and costs.
The amount, the highest ever, also signals what is in effect a default victory for other lawyers representing RIAA victims.
It means they now know they’ll be able to proceed with counterclaims bolstered by the knowledge they’ll be paid their work.
“This will assist in levelling the playing field in other cases,” Andersen’s lawyer, Lory Lybeck, told p2pnet.
It’s also only the second time these kinds of fees and costs, which count for up to July 1 last year, have been awarded, he says.
But Andersen’s fight to prove even a single mother on a medical disability pension can take on a multi-billion-dollar Big 4 labels and win, isn’t over yet.
The RIAA, with soon-to-be Colorado judge Richard Gabriel still fronting for it, has been failing to produce discovery documents demanded by Andersen’s lawyers, Lybeck and Ben Justus.
“Tanya has suffered long enough and must be allowed to fully litigate her claims and the claims of other potential class members without further delay of the RIAA,” Lybeck told p2pnet recently.
The subject of a major Business Week feature, she was selected by the Big 4 extortionate outfit is an easy mark in its bizarre sue ‘em all marketing campaign.
But she decided she wouldn’t be terrorised by the Big 4 bullies who, as part of their efforts to bring her to heel, also targeted her then seven year old daughter, Kylee.
Meanwhile, the RIAA’s Gabriel won’t take up his new job until July 1, so expect him to file a lengthy and fulsome appeal.
Definitely stay tuned.
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