Music Licensing Co. Loses Bid To Exit Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 1:42 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday denied a performing rights organization's attempt to dismiss a group of local TV stations’ antitrust suit, saying the broadcasters could convince jurors that SESAC LLC prevented them from licensing individual songs and forced them to take a costly blanket license for its whole repertoire.

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer said the stations, including Meredith Corp., Scripps Media LLC and others, had evidence that could lead a jury to conclude that, once SESAC no longer was contractually bound to arbitrate...
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