Woltmann v. Chicago Gridiron, LLC, No. 11 C 5994, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 20, 2012) (Norgle, J.).

Judge Norgle granted defendant summary judgment , on the eve of trial, that plaintiff was not entitled to punitive damages, statutory damages or attorney’s fees if plaintiff were to be the prevailing party in this copyright suit. Plaintiff agreed that it was not entitled to punitive or statutory damages, and disputed attorney’s fees. Because plaintiff did not challenge that he failed to register his works within three months of publication, attorney’s fees were not available to plaintiff if it prevailed.