In Capitol v. Foster, in Oklahoma, the Court has granted the defendant Debbie Foster's motion for attorneys fees to be imposed against the RIAA, and held that Ms. Foster is entitled to an award of her reasonable attorneys fees:
February 6, 2007, Order and Decision*
The exact amount of the 'reasonable' fees to be awarded has not yet been determined.
Ms. Foster had sought approximately $55,000 in her motion.
The judge also held that (a) the RIAA will be permitted to engage in discovery on the attorneys fee issue, and (b) Ms. Foster can supplement her application (i.e. seek fees for the later work, including, presumably, time spent in discovery on the 'reasonableness' issue).
Ms. Foster is represented by Marilyn Barringer-Thomson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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