Rimini V. Oracle's Ripple Effect On Textualism, Expenses

Law360 (February 6, 2020, 4:49 PM EST) -- On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc.[1] Justice Brett Kavanaugh authored the opinion, holding that the phrase “full costs” in the Copyright Act’s cost- and fee-shifting provision, Title 17 U.S. Code Section 505, does not encompass expert witness fees, jury consulting fees or e-discovery expenses, but is limited to the costs found in Title 28 U.S. Code Section 1920 and the rate limits in 28 U.S. Code Section 1981. 

The case arose out of long-running (and still ongoing) litigation between Rimini Street, a third-party enterprise software support provider,...

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