IO Group, Inc v. Jordon

Filing 71

ORDER by Judge Maria-Elena James granting 67 Motion for Attorney Fees (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/27/2010)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 UNITED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 For the Northern District of California UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Northern District of California IO GROUP, INC, v. JASON JORDAN, Defendant. _____________________________________/ I. INTRODUCTION Pending before the Court is Plaintiff IO Group, Inc.'s ("Plaintiff") Motion for Attorney's Fees, filed April 30, 2010. (Dkt. #67.) On April 16, 2010, the Court entered default judgment against Defendant Jason Jordan ("Defendant"), who has now failed to file an opposition to Plaintiff's motion or otherwise appear in this matter since December 17, 2009. Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-1(b), the Court finds this matter suitable for disposition without oral argument and hereby VACATES the June 10, 2010 hearing. After consideration of Plaintiff's moving papers, relevant legal authority, and good cause appearing, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff's Motion and awards attorney's fees in the amount of $16,443.001, as detailed below. II. BACKGROUND On February 27, 2009, Plaintiff filed the above-captioned matter against Defendant for copyright infringement under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. 101, et seq. (Compl., Dkt. #1.) On May 8, 2009, after Defendant failed to respond to the Complaint, the Clerk of Court Plaintiff, No. C 09-0884 MEJ ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES (DKT. #67) 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Although Plaintiff seeks $16,447.00 in its motion, the declaration in support filed by its counsel provides an invoice that lists $16,443.00. Accordingly, the Court shall award the lower amount. 1

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