Music Rights Co. Can't Get Suit Against Radio Group Going

Law360 (August 15, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to resume Global Music Rights LLC's suit alleging that industry group Radio Music License Committee Inc. is operating an "illegal cartel," telling the performance rights organization it should litigate in Pennsylvania, where it was sued first.

U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. denied GMR's request to lift a stay instituted in the California suit in April 2017. The stay was put in place because RMLC had filed its own antitrust suit against GMR in Pennsylvania weeks before the California suit was filed.

GMR asked the court in May to lift the stay, saying...

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