Illinois Federal Judge Denies Stay, Award Of Fees In Copyright Case
(April 11, 2016, 1:58 PM EDT) -- BENTON, Ill. — Claims by a copyright infringement defendant that it is entitled to an award of attorney fees for defending a previous action voluntarily dismissed by a plaintiff and later re-filed as a new lawsuit were rejected April 7 by an Illinois federal judge (Heartland Homes Inc. v. Homes by Deesign Inc., No. 15-583, S.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47201).
(Order available. Document #16-160418-011R.)
Even assuming that plaintiff Heartland Homes Inc.’s voluntary dismissal rendered defendant Homes by Deesign (HBD) Inc. the “prevailing party” under...