The federal district court in Manhattan properly awarded over $250,000 in attorney fees and costs to hip-hop star Jay Z (aka Shawn Carter) and his companies, Roc Nation and Roc-A-Fella Records, for their successful defense against time-barred claims brought by sound engineer Chauncey Mahan, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City has held. The appeals court additionally ruled that Mahan should pay the defendants’ fees and costs incurred in connection with the appeal. The case was remanded for the district court to determine the amount of appellate fees and whether Mahan’s counsel should be held personally liable for them (Mahan v. Roc Nation, February 24, 2016, per curiam).

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.


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