Thursday, February 14, 2008

Magistrate denies RIAA motion for $513 in attorneys fees, without prejudice, for failure to properly itemize, in Elektra v. Santangelo II

In Elektra v. Santangelo II, where the RIAA made a motion for $513 in attorneys fees in an attempt to punish the defendant Michele Santangelo after the default judgment they'd obtained against her was vacated, the Magistrate Judge has denied the RIAA's motion without prejudice, on the ground that the fees were not itemized properly.

Order denying RIAA motion for attorneys fees without prejudice*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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1 comment:

Reluctant Raconteur said...

So the motion was not ruled on its merits but a technicality.

Although the justice in paying the plaintiff for fees on a case they initiated boggles my mind.

Especially with the standard practice of not paying defendants fees after the plaintiffs have been demonstrated to have brought a faulty case.