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A California district court jury awarded $32.4 million in damages to Louis Vuitton as part of a suit against an Internet hosting company. According to the New York Times' Cathy Horyn, LV said the California-based company, Akanoc Solutions, should have known it was hosting sites that were selling counterfeit merchandise. Last year, Louis Vuitton won a $63M judgment against eBay because people were using the auction site to sell counterfeit LV products. At this point, nowhere on the Internet may be safe from the long arm of Louis Vuitton.—EL [NYT]