8th Circuit Affirms Denial Of Fee Award In Copyright Case

Mealey's (December 7, 2015, 11:21 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — An Iowa federal judge properly dismissed a declaratory judgment counterclaimant’s request for attorney fees following voluntary dismissal of a related copyright infringement action, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 4 (Killer Joe Nevada LLC v. John Does 1-20 and Leigh Leaverton, No. 14-3274, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21041).

(Decision available. Document #16-151214-009Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges James B. Loken, Duane Benton and Bobby E. Shepherd, there is no “binding authority that a Copyright Act...
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