Tuesday, August 14, 2007

RIAA Continues to Fight for $543 in Attorneys Fees over Default Judgment in Elektra v. Santangelo II

The RIAA continues to fight for its $543 in attorneys fees in connection with the Court's vacating of the default judgment in Elektra v. Santangelo II, filing reply papers in support of its motion.

RIAA Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Attorneys Fees in connection with Vacating of Default Judgment*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

Commentary & discussion:



AMD FanBoi said...

"These People" (the RIAA) are downright determined to punish everybody who comes into their sights down to the last penny possible for the act of defying them by actually going to court. This comes across as frantic desperation, and only serves to make them even more hated than ever!

mhoyes62 said...

Is it my imagination or does this pleading seem a little short on fact and rather long on rethoric. I find it interesting that they accuse the defendents of name calling when that appears to me to be all that this is about.

CodeWarrior said...

$543 in atty fees?

Ray, isn't the standard fee per hour for just regular attorneys in the USA around $150 / hour? And, with the high dollar attorneys the RIAA uses...is the about an hour an a half or so?

raybeckerman said...

Its meanspiritedness is staggering, and I do believe it will come back to haunt them.

It is all rhetoric. Also any litigation lawyer knows that the RIAA's lawyer's conduct was 'sharp practice'.

The RIAA is seeking $375 hour for Richard Gabriel. I do not think he is worth that much because it is evident to me that the advice he gives his clients is bad advice.

Jadeic said...

Let's be fair on Grabriel, the guy has got to earn as much as he can now because he will be working for peanuts (if he's lucky) after this whole fiasco shakes out.