Category: attorney fees

11th Circuit: Award of Fees Affirmed in “Objectively Unreasonable” Copyright Action Where Plaintiff No Longer Possessed a Copy of the Copyrighted Material

On September 24, 2014, in an unpublished opinion the 11th Circuit denied the appeal of InDyne, Inc. (“InDyne”), which asked the Court to vacate an award of attorneys’ fees to Defendants Abacus Technology Corporation, Jerry Reninger, and Matthew Boylan (collectively, “Abacus”) in a copyright infringement action in Middle […]

Judge Duffey Pares Plaintiff’s Requested Legal Fees After Finding Defendant in Contempt of Consent Order in Patent Case

Judge Duffey set forth facts and provided a comprehensive analysis of the basis for awarding Hubbard/Downing, Inc., d/b/a Hans Performance Products (“HANS”) significantly less in sanctions than requested. By Order dated May 30, 2013 [Dkt#65] (the “Contempt Order”), the Court had found Kevin Heath and his new company […]

Trademark Infringement Action Asserted by James and Laurie Williams against Columbus Bar Association

In a complaint filed in the Atlanta Division of the Northern District of Georgia on December 19, 2012, James Williams and Laurie Williams (“Williams”) filed a complaint against the Columbus Bar Association (“Columbus”) seeking cancellation of Columbus’ trademark registration, damages, and an injunction.  To avoid confusion, we disclose […]