MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Her attorneys were confident that the retrial of a Minnesota woman on charges of music piracy would go much differently than the first trial in 2007. In one sense, they were right -- it WAS difference.
But they were dead wrong on how the case would play out. Instead of being acquitted, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was again convicted of violating copyrights. And this time, she was ordered to pay even stiffer fines than the first jury ordered her to pay.
Instead of being hit with a $222,000 judgment like last time, the jury in Minneapolis awarded recording companies a whopping $1.92 million.
That comes out to $80,000 for each of the 24 songs she had been accused of pirating.
Her lawyers are trying to decide whether to appeal -- or to accept a settlement offer extended by the record labels.