BMG Rights Management (US)LLC et al v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al

Filing 879

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 2/14/2017. (awac, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (US) LLC,and ROUND HILL MUSICLP, Civil No. l:14-cv-1611 Plaintiffs, Hon. Liam O'Grady V. COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC., and COXCOM,LLC, Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION After an extended litigation battle and a two-week trial, ajury found Defendants Cox Communications, Inc. and Coxcom, LLC ("Cox") liable for willful contributory copyright infringement. The jury awarded PlaintiffBMG Rights Management ("BMG") $25 million in damages, and the Court denied both parties' post-trial motions for relief. (Dkt. No. 794). Now pending before the Court are the parties' motions for costs and attorney's fees. Specifically, BMG has filed for attorney's fees and costs against Cox, (Dkt. Nos. 819, 827) and Cox, in turn, has filed for fees andcosts against Round HillMusic LP ("Round Hill") (Dkt. Nos. 822, 836). For the reasons that follow, BMG's motionsare herebyGRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Cox's motions are hereby DENIED. I. BACKGROUND The facts of this case have been set forth in the Court's previous memorandum opinions, andwill only be summarized briefly here. See Dkt. Nos. 703, 794. Defendant Cox provides hi^-speed internet services to customers nationwide. Plaintiffs BMG and Round Hill are the

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