According to court papers filed by the RIAA in Elektra v. Santangelo II, the default judgment it had taken against Michelle Santangelo was vacated by the Court at the July 13th status conference. Recording Industry vs. The People has not yet seen an order embodying that ruling.
In the court papers, the RIAA seeks to be reimbursed for $513 in attorneys fees incurred in (a) procuring the default judgment, and (b) preparing for post-judgment enforcement.
The papers indicate that Richard L. Gabriel's hourly billing rate is $375.
Subsequent to the publication of this post, we obtained a copy of the Court's docket sheet entry recording the Court's vacatur of the default judgment.
July 18, 2007, Declaration of Richard L. Gabriel*
Minute entry for July 13, 2007, conference, vacating default judgment*
*Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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