Shapiro Arato Obtains Attorneys’ Fee Award for Roc Nation, LLC Following Dismissal of Copyright Lawsuit

On July 17, 2015, Shapiro Arato LLP obtained an award of attorneys’ fees for our client, Roc Nation, LLC, in a former sound engineer’s copyright lawsuit against Roc Nation and others.  Judge Lorna G. Schofield of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York previously granted a motion to dismiss and dismissed the case in its entirety, and Roc Nation thereafter moved for an award of attorneys’ fees under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 505.  In an Opinion and Order dated July 17, 2015, Judge Schofield granted Roc Nation’s motion and awarded nearly the full amount it had requested in attorneys’ fees, reasoning that the plaintiff’s copyright claims “were plainly time barred and therefore objectively unreasonable.”


Cynthia Arato and Daniel O’Neill represented Roc Nation in the case.  A copy of Judge Schofield’s decision awarding attorneys’ fees can be found here.