– A federal court has ordered attorney and Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson
to pay $2,249 in attorneys’ fees to the major record label who sued his client,
student Joel Tenenbaum, for copyright infringement on a file-sharing
network, the Recording Industry vs The People blog reports.
The court already
found Tenenbaum guilty and ordered him to pay $675,000 in damages; in January,
Tenebaum’s attorneys petitioned the court for a new trial.
The case at hand
concerned Nesson’s failure to produce certain items requested during the
discovery portion of the file-sharing lawsuit.
Plaintiff Sony (NYSE: SNE) BMG said it was then
forced to file a motion to compel production of the items, and sued Nesson for
the attorney’s fees related to filing that motion.
(Recording Industry vs The People)