Bradley Partner Linda Friedman Responds to High Court’s Copyright Attorneys’ Fees Ruling in Law360


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Bradley attorney Linda Friedman was quoted in Law360 on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. The Court decided that to determine the award of attorneys’ fees to successful copyright litigants a heavy emphasis should be placed on whether the case is “objectively unreasonable.”

“It is somewhat surprising that the Supreme Court rejects consideration of whether the suit clarified the law by resolving an important and close legal issue. Mr. Kirtsaeng incurred over $2 million in fees to successfully defend himself against infringement claims based on reselling books he had purchased abroad. The 2013 decision resolved a conflict among the circuits, but Kirtsaeng may never recoup any fees. Otherwise, the court’s decision in Kirtsaeng v Wiley & Sons is not surprising or particularly new, in its affirmance of the trial court’s wide discretion in deciding whether to award attorneys’ fees,” said Friedman

The complete article, “Attys React to High Court’s Copyright Attys’ Fees Ruling,” appeared in the Law360 on June 16, 2016. (login required)