The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a nearly $20 million verdict in favor of a plaintiff-appellee, finding that an additional award of prejudgment interest should be applied from the date when a fraud that resulted in a copyright infringement began, not when the plaintiff discovered the infringement.
The Third Circuit held that, in an action brought in 2004 for copyright infringement, where the defendant is found to be liable for copyright infringement dating back to 1992, the court may assess pre-judgment interest against the defendant
An Internet service subscriber lacks a privacy interest in account information sought in a subpoena served upon the subscriber's Internet service provider, a district court ruled.
Court holds that prejudgment interest is appropriate in this case because it provides full compensation to the plaintiff and acts as a deterrent to willful copyright infringement; court calculates prejudgment interest from the date the infringement began, not the date plaintiff learned of the infringement.
In litigation involving software programs and claims of copyright infringement and DMCA violations, the district court made several rulings in response to motions to exclude evidence.
Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court allowed a plaintiff in a product defect class action access to prospective class members' contact information (addresses and telephone numbers) absent an affirmative request by the prospective class members to keep the information private.