UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
October 26, 2010
REALSONGS, UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP., WB MUSIC CORP., AIN'T NOTHING BUT FUNKIN' MUSIC, MUSIC OF WINDSWEPT, BLOTTER MUSIC, ELVIS MAMBO MUSIC, CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP, INC. D/B/A CHRYSALIS MUSIC AND UNIVERSAL-POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING, INC., PLAINTIFF,
3A NORTH PARK AVENUE REST CORP. AND DOMINICK DESIMONE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hurley, District Judge
By Order dated January 27, 2010, this Court referred this matter to U.S. Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(3), for a report and recommendation as to damages, following entry of a default judgment. On September 22, 2010, Judge Tomlinson issued a Report and Recommendation that Plaintiff be awarded a total of $20,796.75, consisting of $15,000.00 in statutory damages, $4,795.00 in attorneys' fees, and $1,001.75 in costs. Judge Tomlinson also recommended that a permanent injunction be granted preventing Defendants from performing or otherwise infringing the songs in the ASCAP catalog without prior authorization.
On October 7, 2010, Defendants were served with a copy of the Report and Recommendation. More than fourteen days have elapsed since service of the Report and Recommendation, and neither party has filed any objections to it.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72, this Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendation for clear error, and finding none, now concurs in both its reasoning and its result. Accordingly, this Court adopts the September 22, 2070 Report and Recommendation of Judge Tomlinson as if set forth herein. Plaintiffs are directed to file a proposed form of judgment, including permanent injunction, within ten days of the date hereof.
Central Islip, N.Y.
Denis R. Hurley United States District Judge
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