TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al

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New York Southern

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Alison J. Nathan


  1. May 27, 2016

    Beastie Boys Fight For Their Right To Atty Fees In IP Row

    Attorneys for rap group the Beastie Boys argued in New York federal court on Thursday that a small record label is on the hook for $845,000 in attorneys’ fees, saying that the label is responsible for its “baseless” claims that the group violated copyright laws with samples from a funk group’s songs.

  2. April 25, 2016

    Record Label Fights $845K Attys' Fees In Beastie Boys IP Suit

    A small record label ordered to pay $845,000 in attorneys' fees for filing an "objectively unreasonable" copyright infringement suit against the Beastie Boys over samples used in their songs said the fees award was "manifestly unjust," according to documents filed in New York federal court Friday.

  3. March 09, 2016

    Beastie Boys Get Fees In Copyright Infringement Suit

    The Beastie Boys and their record label won $845,000 in attorneys' fees and costs after defeating a copyright infringement suit filed by a litigious record label, with a New York federal judge saying Wednesday that the label hadn't properly traced whether it had the rights to the music.

  4. May 06, 2015

    Litigious Music Label Wants To Duck Beastie Boys Attys' Fees

    A record label that has accused several major musicians of sampling its artists is fighting the Beastie Boys' attempt to recoup $800,000 in attorneys' fees and costs after the musicians beat the label in a copyright infringement suit.

  5. September 11, 2013

    Beastie Boys Must Face R&B Label's Copyright Suit

    Hip-hop group Beastie Boys may have committed copyright infringement when it used portions of songs owned by TufAmerica Inc., a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday, refusing to dismiss the record label's suit entirely.

  6. November 26, 2012

    Beastie Boys Seeks Toss Of R&B Label's Copyright Suit

    The Beastie Boys on Monday asked a New York federal judge to dismiss a copyright infringement suit brought by record label TufAmerica Inc., saying the label failed to show the hip hop group engaged in substantial copying.

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