Ninth Circuit Overrules "Prevailing Party" Decision

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In Cadkin v. Loose, 2009 DJDAR 9552, US Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit, No. 08-55311 (June 26, 2009), the Ninth Circuit reviewed and reversed a decision rendered by the district court holding that the defendant was the “prevailing party” entitled to an award of fees where the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the action without prejudice.

In Cadkin, the plaintiff initiated a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement, as well as other claims.

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