Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 22:16 UTC
Legal "Does $75 trillion even exist? The thirteen record companies that are suing file-sharing company Lime Wire for copyright infringement certainly thought so. When they won a summary judgment ruling last May they demanded damages that could reach this mind-boggling amount, which is more than five times the national debt. Manhattan federal district court judge Kimba Wood, however, saw things differently. She labeled the record companies' damages request 'absurd' and contrary to copyright laws in a 14-page opinion." Wait, this is only five time the US national debt? Fascinating.
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court fees
by edmnc on Thu 24th Mar 2011 11:50 UTC
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What the US needs is a system like we have in my country. You can sue anybody for any sum you can prove, but you need to pay up front 10% of the amount you are asking (which you then add also to the original claim) as a fee (which goes to the government). Thats why we rarely get lawsuits asking for more than a hundred thousand EUR.

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