Bob Marley Label Asks 9th Circ. To Revive Antitrust Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Record distributor Rock River Communications Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to revive an antitrust and copyright suit accusing Universal Music Group Inc. of interfering with its sales of a Bob Marley album, arguing that a lower court erroneously excluded evidence about an alleged oral license agreement as hearsay.

Donald M. Falk of Mayer Brown LLP, an attorney for Rock River, told a three-judge panel that there was enough “overlapping, contradictory … evidence” and a “tangled and confused record of overlapping grants” over who owned...
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