The RIAA has been ordered to turn over its attorneys' billing records in Capitol v. Foster by March 26, 2007. The order requires the RIAA to produce the attorneys' time sheets, billing statements, billing records, and costs and expense records. The Court reviewed authorities holding that an opponent's attorneys fees are a relevant factor in determining the reasonableness of attorneys fees, quoting a United States Supreme Court case which held that "a party cannot litigate tenaciously and then be heard to complain about the time necessarily spent by his opponent in response" (footnote 11).
March 15, 2007, Decision and Order Directing Production of RIAA's attorneys' billing records*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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