Real Estate Co. Must Pay $28.8M After Ripping Off Plans

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 4:43 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge has ordered a real estate company to pay $28.8 million to an architectural design firm after a jury found that the property business violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 11,516 times by ripping off floor plan designs.

UL Inc. must pay the money to Preston Wood & Associates LLC after the Southern District of Texas determined that the jury in August heard sufficient evidence to conclude that UL, which does business as Urban Living, should be assessed for each individual act that violated the DMCA, according to Thursday's order.

With the jury hearing testimony that Urban Living...

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