Book Reseller Can't Dodge $34M Infringement Verdict
By Suzanne Monyak (August 17, 2018, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday rejected attempts by used bookseller Book Dog Books LLC to dodge a $34.2 million jury verdict for copyright and trademark infringement, upholding the verdict awarded to McGraw-Hill, Cengage and other publishers over Book Dog's sale of counterfeit textbooks.
In a 60-page opinion accompanying the order, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III denied a slew of post-trial motions levied by Book Dog seeking to skirt the verdict against it, instead granting in part the consortium of publishers' motions for attorneys' fees and costs, which raised the judgment to more than $39 million.
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