June 27, 2011

Attorney's Fees Denied In Copyright Case

Canal+ Image UK Ltd. v. Lutvak, 10 Civ. 1536 (RJH), NYLJ 1202498072915, at *1 (SDNY, Decided June 8, 2011).

The Court had previously dismissed the action for copyright infringement and breach of contract. Defendants, a lyricist and a songwriter, moved pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(2) for an award of attorney's fees under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §505. The Court denied the motion.