June 16, 2015

Beastie Boys Awarded Attorneys Fees For Copyright Infringement, But Reduced Amount

Beastie Boys v. Monster Engergy, 1:12-cv-06065-PAE (SDNY filed 06/15/15) [Doc. 216].

After succeeding against Monster Energy Drinks at trial, the Court found that the Beastie Boys were entitled to attorney's fees for Monster's willful copyright infringement but not in connection with the Lanham Act violation, which the Court found was not "exceptional".  Additionally, the Court significantly reduced the attorney's fees recoverable to approximately $660,000, from the over $2 million requested.