Williams v. Bridgeport Music, No. CV13-6004 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 12, 2016).
After winning a trial, the Gaye Family was denied its application for attorney's fees under section 505 the Copyright Act. Also, the taxable costs requested by the Gaye Family, as the prevailing party, were reduced. As to attorney's fees, the Court underwent an analysis of the "Fogerty" & "Lieb" factors, and found that the factors did not weigh in favor of the Gaye Family as the prevailing party. "Beyond the success on the merits, little else supports their position. This case presented novel issues. How they would be determined was not, even with hindsight, something that was clear."