4th Circ. Won't Rehear Toss Of $25M IP Verdict Against Cox

By Bill Donahue (March 1, 2018, 9:48 PM EST) -- The full Fourth Circuit said Tuesday it would not rethink a decision last month to toss out a $25 million music piracy verdict against Cox Communications.

The appeals court rejected a request for en banc rehearing from music publisher BMG Rights Management, cementing a February ruling that the publisher's huge verdict against Cox was based on improper jury instructions.

As is customary, the appeals court did not explain why it declined to rehear the case. BMG can now appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, or the case will return to a district court for a new trial.

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