Federal Judge Awards Attorney Fees In Copyright Litigation

(January 7, 2016, 11:10 AM EST) -- HOUSTON — Citing the “objectively unreasonable nature” of “some or all” of a plaintiff’s copyright infringement allegations, a Texas federal judge on Jan. 4 awarded a prevailing defendant $132,888 in attorney fees (Geophysical Services Incorporated v. TGS-Nopec Geophysical Services, No. 14-1368, S.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150).

(Decision available. Document #16-160119-010Z.)

Defendant TGS Nopec-Geophysical Services requested $170,706 in attorney fees, but U.S. Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas found that “the number of hours billed” by an associate for “research and...
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