Madonna Wins Atty Fees In Copyright Suit Over 'Vogue'

Law360, New York (April 29, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday agreed to award attorneys' fees and costs to Madonna and others after their successful defense of a copyright suit over the 1990 hit "Vogue," but gave the pop star and her fellow defendants significantly less than they had requested.

U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell said Madonna, producer Shep Pettibone and others were entitled to a total of $670,000 in fees and $50,055 in costs after winning a November ruling that plaintiff VMG Salsoul LLC couldn't sue over a single chord allegedly taken from a 1977 disco track and used in "Vogue."

At the time,...

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