Capitol, Others Ask 8th Circ. For $1.5M In File Sharing Case

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 7:21 PM EST) -- Capitol Records Inc. and other recording industry giants asked the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday to overturn a federal judge's decision slashing a jury's $1.5 million damages award, saying they were entitled to the damages in a copyright case against a woman accused of illegally downloading music.

In the latest development in what has been a heated battle, the record companies argue U.S. District Judge Michael Davis erred in July when he cut the penalty the jury had assessed to $54,000 in the case against Jammie Thomas-Rasset,...
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