On November 3, a federal jury determined that Jammie Thomas-Rasset, of Brainerd, Minnesota, should pay $1,488,000.00 in copyright damages to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This latest award follows two previous damages awards - one for $222,000.00 and a second for $1.92 million - both of which were subsequently abandoned. Ms. Thomas-Rasset has maintained her innocence from the beginning of the legal saga, and has stated that she cannot pay any amount to settle the matter. Her attorneys have indicated that they would appeal the verdict as being unconstitutional. According to Christopher Barnett, an attorney at Scott & Scott, LLP: "Both parties to this lawsuit probably wish at this stage that the matter would just go away, but neither can afford to concede - the RIAA cannot let a person who is, from their perspective, an unrepentant copyright violator escape punishment, and the defendant cannot pay a statutory damages award for copyright infringement. It is understandable that the RIAA has stopped asserting these types of claims against individuals who download music over the Internet." For more information, contact Mr. Barnett at 800.596.6176 or email@example.com.