04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT
Sarah McLachlan has won back some of the court costs of her nearly $325,000 legal bill, to be paid by record producer Darryl Neudorf, who had unsuccessfully sued the pop singer for copyright infringement. Reuters reports that a British Columbia Supreme Court judge ruled that McLachlan was entitled to the money because Neudorf had declined a 1998 pre-trial settlement offered by McLachlan and her record label. Late last year, the court dismissed Neudorf's claim that he should share credit for four cuts on McLachlan's 1988 "Touch" album, which hit the market before she became an international star. Earlier this year, Neudorf reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection, citing his legal bills as contributing to his money problems.