A federal judge in New York sent a punishing message to persistent litigants seeking to prolong claims that have proved without merit: Just stop now. And, by the way, he told them, pay up for attorney fees for opposing counsel.
U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has ordered Mayimba Music Inc. to fork over $400,000 in legal fees and nontaxable expenses resulting from its curious copyright infringement case against Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing LLC and Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC over pop star Shakira’s hit song Loca. The court found that Mayimba had presented dubious evidence and failed to prove infringement. (more…)