BMG Rights Management (US)LLC et al v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 2/14/2017. (awac, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (US)
LLC,and ROUND HILL MUSICLP,
Civil No. l:14-cv-1611
Hon. Liam O'Grady
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC., and
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.
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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