In plaintiffs' lawsuit against defendants, alleging copyright infringement and various state law claims relating to the use of samples in rap recordings, district court's denial of defendants' motion requesting that attorney fees be imposed as a condition of granting plaintiffs' motions to voluntarily dismiss without prejudice the twenty cases at issue is affirmed as the district court did not abuse its discretion either by failing to provide specific reasons for its decision, or by deciding not to impose attorney fees as a condition of dismissal under Rule 41(a)(2).
Argued: October 8, 2009
Decided and Filed: October 21, 2009
Opinion by Circuit Judge Guy
For Appellant: Russell J. Frackman, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Los Angeles, California
For Appellee: Richard S. Busch, King & Ballow, Nashville, Tennessee