Thursday, May 08, 2008

Rolando Amurao files appeal in Lava v. Amurao

In Lava v. Amurao, the defendant has filed an appeal from the judgment entered April 15, 2008.

Judgment*
Notice of appeal*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd be appealing in an instant as well. To dismiss the counter-claims with prejudice and fail to award fees to the Defendant can only be the action of a clueless judge.

-DM

matt said...

The RIAA plaintiffs' copyright claims were also dismissed with prejudice. This would presumably be on top of a previous dismissal without prejudice after they filed against Amurao as a Doe. And on top of a well documented and widely known serial litigation campaign, of which the RIAA has admitted it knows it nets some dolphins.

How is this not an exemplary candidate for an award of attorney's fees to Amurao, the prevailing party in this copyright case? I'm still scratching my head on this one.