Music Downloader Asks Justices To Review Damages Award

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 9:18 PM EST) -- A woman whose battle with Capitol Records Inc. and other record companies over claims that she illegally downloaded music left her on the hook for $222,000 in damages said Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court should take her case to resolve a circuit split.

When the Eighth Circuit concluded that a $222,000 damages award was warranted, it applied a standard from a 1919 high court ruling in St. Louis I.M. & S. Railway Co. v. Williams, as opposed to standards announced in more recent Supreme Court...
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