After granting summary judgment to film producers on plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, court finds that attorney’s fees for defendants are appropriate because plaintiff’s claim was frivolous and objectively unreasonable, but court reduces amount of fees to $40,000 in light of plaintiff’s financial standing.
Court of appeals affirms award of attorney’s fees to defendant who prevailed in copyright infringement action because plaintiff did not provide notice to defendant of alleged infringement before filing suit, and orders sanctions against plaintiff because appeal is frivolous.
Court awards attorney’s fees to counter-claim plaintiffs, but reduces their requested amount by 45 because counterclaim defendant’s claim was not frivolous, there is no need for deterrence, and to reflect the apportionment of copyright and non-copyright claims.
In copyright infringement action against producers of the motion picture You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, court awards defendants $1,000 in attorney’s fees after considering plaintiff’s financial circumstances.
Court holds that plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim was not objectively unreasonable or frivolous, even though the court had granted defendant’s motion to dismiss the copyright infringement claim, and denies defendant’s request for attorney’s fees.
In patent, trademark and copyright infringement action, court grants defendants’ motion for attorney’s fees in relation to the copyright and trademark claims, holding that plaintiffs’ copyright claims are frivolous.