Ninth Cir. Upholds Attorney Fee Award in Strike 3 Copyright Loss

March 18, 2021, 10:08 PM

Strike 3 Holdings LLC owes over $40,000 in attorneys’ fees to a man who beat one of the adult film company’s copyright lawsuits, the Ninth Circuit affirmed.

Strike 3 appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after a district court judge awarded the defendant a non-infringement ruling, along with $40,501 in attorney’s fees. The man was identified in court documents as “John Doe.”

The company argued Doe didn’t have standing to pursue his counterclaim because Strike 3 voluntarily dropped its complaint. The Ninth Circuit disagreed, saying the threat of future litigation “constitutes the type of ...

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