Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2020, 3:01 PM

Netflix Wins $250,000 in Fees, Costs in ‘Narcos’ Copyright Case

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

Netflix Inc. and the makers of “Narcos” were awarded over $250,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs for a journalist’s failed copyright claims against them, after a Miami federal court rejected her argument that fees shouldn’t be awarded until an appeal is resolved.

Virginia Vallejo sued Netflix for allegedly infringing copyrights in her memoir “Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar,” about her relationship with Pablo Escobar and the rise of the Colombian cartels. The complaint alleged that three “Narcos” scenes infringed copyrights in her book: an intimate encounter involving Escobar and a gun, a meeting between a reporter character based on ...