Righthaven Told To Pay Opponent's Fees After IP Loss

Law360, San Diego (August 16, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT) -- In a setback for Righthaven LLC’s copyright infringement campaign, a Nevada federal judge on Monday ordered the company to pay legal fees and costs to a man who had won dismissal of Righthaven’s case alleging he reposted a Las Vegas Review-Journal article online.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro, who tossed Righthaven’s case in June, granted defendant Wayne Hoehn’s bid for more than $34,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs, finding the award reasonable and supported by the defendant’s arguments.

Over the past year, the so-called copyright troll...
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