CHRYSLER CASH - Plaintiffs’ lawyers who helped craft an $800 million settlement with Fiat Chrysler this year over its “EcoDiesel” vehicles want $66 million more in attorney fees and costs, reports Amanda Bronstad. On Friday, they plan to go before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen to seek final approval of the deal, which includes a $307 million class action settlement and $400 million to federal and state regulators to resolve claims that Fiat Chrysler installed software in 100,000 vehicles nationwide to cheat emissions tests.

NO SECONDS - An unsuccessful patent litigant can be precluded from bringing copyright claims that arise from the same allegations of IP theft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday. Scott Graham reports that the court ruled that Media Rights Technologies Inc. cannot sue Microsoft Corp. for copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act violations that could have been included in its 2013 patent suit against the tech giant.

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