Most Claims Tossed In Reggae Monopoly Suit Against UMG

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday threw out three claims by Bob Marley record distributor Rock River Communications Inc. alleging Universal Music Group Inc. tried to create a reggae monopoly, leaving Rock River just one claim in its three-year legal battle with the major label.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder granted a motion by Universal and two affiliates asking for summary judgment on Rock River’s claims that the record giant attempted to “monopolize the reggae genre of sound records,” restrained trade, and violated the Digital Millennium...
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