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SCOTUS: lawyers clash over impact of copyright case on settlements

Ellie Mertens, New York


The US Supreme Court’s interpretation of the term “full costs” in the copyright statute strictly limits courts’ discretion, but lawyers disagree over the impact on settlements

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The US Supreme Court’s March 4 ruling in Rimini Street v Oracle limits the scope of “full costs” in the Copyright Act to the taxable costs explicitly described in 28 US Code §1920, including docket fees, fees of the clerk, and the cost of...


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