Copyright Troll Hit With $120,000 FineSubmitted by Mr. Raceboy on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:00
Righthaven ordered to pay nearly $120,000 in attorney fees, court costs
By Steve Green (contact)
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 | 6:44 p.m.
Newspaper copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas was hit Wednesday with an order to pay $119,488 in attorney's fees and costs in its failed lawsuit against former federal prosecutor Thomas DiBiase.
This was by far the largest fee award against Righthaven, but likely will be dwarfed by an upcoming award in Righthaven's failed suit against the Democratic Underground. Before Wednesday the largest fee award against Righthaven was for $34,045 — an amount Righthaven says it's having trouble paying or even posting a bond to cover.