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Courtney Caprio

ASSOCIATE, MIAMI



Ms. Caprio’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, entertainment law, contract disputes, class actions, and business torts. Ms. Caprio has litigated matters concerning deceptive business practices, copyright and trademark disputes, securities fraud, and antitrust disputes. She has also represented an SEC-appointed receiver of an offshore hedge fund with more than $1 billion in net asset value in claims brought against third-party service providers and the fund’s directors and officers.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully obtained defense verdict as trial counsel at three-week bench trial on behalf of Alltel Communications, Inc., which was acquired in early 2009 by Verizon Wireless, in a deceptive trade practices action brought on behalf of approximately 500,000 Florida subscribers to Alltel’s roadside assistance program. For her work on the case, Ms. Caprio was selected by the Daily Business Review as one of South Florida’s “Most Effective Lawyers” for 2011 in the category for Complex Business/Civil Litigation.
  • Successfully obtained total defense verdict based on fair use doctrine on behalf of Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Mega Media Holdings, Inc., Telemotion Productions, Inc. and MES Productions in copyright infringement action brought by author Norberto Fuentes.
  • Obtained $7.5 million settlement on behalf of Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee in copyright, tort and contract litigation against MTV Networks, Viacom Inc., Viacom, International Inc., Bad Boy Films, Inc., and Bad Boy Records, LLC for claims arising from Trans Continental Television Productions, Inc.’s rights in and to the first reality franchise television series, “Making the Band.”
  • Represented SEC-appointed receiver in various claims against hedge-fund administrator and directors and officers of offshore closed-end investment fund with more than $1 billion in stated net asset value.
  • Represented patent holder in dispute involving claims relating to proceeds from wireless email technology.
Reported Decisions

Among Ms. Caprio’s many successful cases:

  • Kapila v. MTV Networks, et al, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88873 (Aug. 27, 2010 M.D. Fla.).
  • Kapila v. MTV Networks, et al, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88867 (Aug. 27, 2010 M.D. Fla.).
  • Fuentes v. Mega Media Holdings, Inc., et al, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5298 (Jan. 11, 2011 S.D. Fla.).
  • Fuentes v. Mega Media Holdings, Inc., et al, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70996 (June 9, 2011 S.D. Fla.).
  • Fuentes v. Mega Media Holdings, Inc., et al, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 700931 (June 30, 2011 S.D. Fla.)
Admitted to Practice
Florida, 2004
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2005, Middle District of Florida, 2006
Education
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1999
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