Hasbro asks the 1st Circ. For $1.9 million in attorney fees in Life Game Suit

By Tiffany Hu (March 30, 2022, 8:39 p.m. EDT) — Toy maker Hasbro is asking the First Circuit to overturn a lower court’s refusal to award $1.9 million in attorney fees after beating a copyright lawsuit over the board game Game of Life, claiming that the judge’s reliance on a “respected copyright commentator” was not enough.

In a 56-page brief filed Tuesday, Hasbro Inc. said a federal judge in Rhode Island abused his discretion in denying the company’s request for attorney fees in the Markham Concepts Inc lawsuit. .alleging that Bill Markham was the sole author of Life and that his heirs were entitled to claim the copyright that Markham transferred to…

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