Plaintiffs in Madonna concert case to pay $2,240 in court fees
The St. Petersburg City Court has ordered the plaintiffs who sued US pop star Madonna and her concert organizers for moral damages to pay 67,500 rubles ($2,240) in litigation costs, the court told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
In mid-August, the court agreed to hear the lawsuits against Madonna and the organizers of her concert in St. Petersburg.
The plaintiffs sought 333 million rubles (around $11 million) in moral damages for alleged offences related to her support of the LGBT community.
In November, the Moskovsky District Court dismissed all nine lawsuits.
The court also ordered the plaintiffs to pay the concert organizers 550,000 rubles ($18,260) in litigation costs.
The plaintiffs appealed the ruling in the St. Petersburg City Court, which ruled against them in Wednesday’s hearing, but also reduced the amount to be paid.
Each of the nine plaintiffs will have to pay 3,000 rubles ($100) to two defendants and 1,500 rubles ($50) to the third defendant. In total, the plaintiffs will have to pay circa 67,500 rubles ($2,240).