Spotify Tries To Duck Musician's $150M IP Infringement Suit

By Kurt Orzeck (February 16, 2016, 4:59 PM EST) -- Spotify USA Inc. urged a California federal judge Friday to toss an independent rock musician's $150 million putative class action accusing the music streaming service of copyright infringement, saying the court lacks jurisdiction because Spotify is headquartered in New York.

The Delaware corporation argued in a motion to dismiss that it isn't subject to personal jurisdiction in California and that, even if it were, the case belongs in the Southern District of New York because Spotify and its relevant employees are there.

David Lowery, lead singer and guitarist for bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, alleges that Spotify is violating his...

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