Sirius XM Must Keep $100M Copyright Class Action In Calif.

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2013, 3:05 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to allow Sirius XM Radio Inc. to move a $100 million putative class action alleging it illegally played songs recorded before 1972, finding the broadcaster hadn’t sufficiently argued in favor of transferring the suit to New York.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled against moving the suit, saying the putative class led by members of the American rock band The Turtles wasn’t addressing the same laws as another action in New York.

The Turtles’ class action in California...
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Case Information

Case Title

Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Philip S. Gutierrez

Date Filed

August 6, 2013

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