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Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Universal-MCA Music Publ'g., Inc., No. 08-5254

By FindLaw Staff on October 21, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In plaintiffs' lawsuit against defendants, alleging copyright infringement and various state law claims relating to the use of samples in rap recordings, district court's denial of defendants' motion requesting that attorney fees be imposed as a condition of granting plaintiffs' motions to voluntarily dismiss without prejudice the twenty cases at issue is affirmed as the district court did not abuse its discretion either by failing to provide specific reasons for its decision, or by deciding not to impose attorney fees as a condition of dismissal under Rule 41(a)(2).  

Read Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Universal-MCA Music Publ'g., Inc., No. 08-5254

Appellate Information

Argued: October 8, 2009

Decided and Filed: October 21, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Guy


For Appellant:  Russell J. Frackman, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Los Angeles, California

For Appellee:  Richard S. Busch, King & Ballow, Nashville, Tennessee

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