Supreme Court Vacates, Remands Denial Of Fee Award In Copyright Case

(June 16, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a unanimous ruling written by Justice Elena Kagan, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 16 held that when deciding whether to award attorney fees to a prevailing party in a copyright action, district courts should give “substantial weight to the objective reasonableness of the losing party’s position, while still taking into account all other” relevant circumstances (Supap Kirtsaeng, d/b/a Bluechristine99 v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, U.S. Sup.).

(Decision available. Document #16-160620-022Z.)

Accordingly, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded a...
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