Remember Tanya Andersen, the gal who defeated the Recording Industry Association of America's file sharing lawsuit awhile back?
Well, U.S. District Judge James A. Redden of Oregon, just awarded her $108,000 in legal fees to compensate for defending herself against the those RIAA heavys. He ruled that the RIAA's arguments against legal fees were "misplaced." This follows suit with an August ruling, when a federal judge ordered the RIAA to pay $68,685 in litigation costs to two Oklahoma women whose case was dismissed.
The RIAA dropped the case against Andersen last year after concluding “her hard drive didn't contain purloined music tracks. The RIAA initially claimed a Kazaa shared directory that linked to her internet-protocol address was unlawfully distributing thousands of songs.”
In response to the lawsuit against her, Andersen has countersued the RIAA in a case seeking class-action status to represent the thousands of persons she believes have been wrongly sued by the RIAA. That case has been dismissed three times, and its fourth try is pending.
Wired.com: Judge Orders Legal Fees in RIAA v Andersen