DALLAS, Texas, May 14, 2020 (PRDistribution) -- Klemchuk LLP, a leading litigation, intellectual property (IP), and business law firm, is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2019 Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements by ALM – Texas Lawyer. Klemchuk LLP’s $9.2 million verdict ranked #17 in Top 2019 Verdicts for the trial won on behalf of its client DynaStudy, Inc. against the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for copyright infringement and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
DynaStudy is one of Texas’ leading educational publishing companies, serving at least 660 school districts since 2006—including its largest customer, HISD. Beginning in 2012, DynaStudy discovered that various HISD teachers had posted unauthorized copies of its student course notes online. When infringement continued despite numerous letters from DynaStudy to the district, DynaStudy was forced to bring suit in May 2016. After three years of active litigation and a two-week trial, jurors in the Southern District of Texas unanimously determined that HISD willfully violated 36 separate copyrights and committed violations of the DMCA specific to 17 separate copyrights, all owned by DynaStudy. The jury entered a $9.2 million verdict against HISD.
“This was a big win for our client and also for our firm, and we are excited to receive recognition with ALM – Texas Lawyer for the large verdict,” said Managing Partner Darin M. Klemchuk. “We are honored to be included among other top-notch trial lawyers with large verdicts in Texas.”
The attorneys that represented DynaStudy, Inc. in the case were Mandi Phillips and Darin M. Klemchuk of Klemchuk LLP, along with their paralegal, Gail Ashby, and lead trial attorney Gary Sorden and attorney Tim Craddock formerly of Klemchuk LLP. Rob Helt and his team at DeFacto Trialworks as well as many others were also instrumental in the success at trial.
About Klemchuk LLP:
Klemchuk LLP is a litigation, intellectual property, transactional, and international law firm dedicated to protecting innovation. The firm provides tailored legal solutions to industries including software, technology, retail, real estate, consumer goods, ecommerce, telecommunications, restaurant, energy, media, and professional services.