Case Involved Shakira’s Song “Loca Con Su Tiguere”; Sony Had Asked For $688,000 In Fees.
This case involved some real twists. After provisionally finding copyright infringement liability in plaintiff’s favor with respect to Shakira’s song “Loca Con Su Tiguere,” U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein (S.D.N.Y.) held an evidentiary hearing and found that plaintiff’s case was based on fabricated evidence. He determined that sanctions were appropriate. Defendant Sony moved to recoup $688,000 in fees, but District Judge Hellerstein awarded $400,000 just recently. The case is Mayimba Music, Inc. v. Sony Corporation, et al., No. 12 Civ. 1094 (AKH) (S.D.N.Y.).