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Rimini St. v. Oracle United States

Rimini St. v. Oracle United States

Case Date: 01/14/2019
Citation: 2019 U.S. Lexis 1733, No. 17-1625
Court Type: Federal Supreme Court
Court: U.S. Supreme Court
Judge: Justice: Brett Kavanaugh

Whether a district court may, when awarding “full costs” as authorized by 17 U.S.C. § 505, award costs related to e-discovery, expert witnesses, or jury consulting, or must the court confine the award of “full costs” to the six categories of expenses enumerated in 28 U.S.C. § 1821 and § 1920?


Here, the Court found the term “full costs” means the litigation expenses specified by 28 U.S.C. § 1821 and § 1920. Therefore, a court may not award expenses beyond those six enumerated categories of expenses. Thus, e-discovery litigation expenses may not be recovered through an award of fees and costs for a violation of 17 U.S.C. § 505.

Relevant Documents:

Opening Brief for Appellant

Reply Brief for Petitioner

Answer Brief for Appellees 

E-Discovery Issues: Motion to Review Costs
E-discovery Tags: Costs

Published: March 18th, 2019

Category: Uncategorized

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