Peloton Music Suit Now Claims $300M Damages On 2K Songs

By Frank G. Runyeon (September 26, 2019, 10:55 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday approved a refreshed infringement complaint by more than 30 music publishers against home-fitness titan Peloton that added plaintiffs and 1,000 songs and doubled damage claims to $300 million.

U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote swiftly approved the publishers' request to allow their second amended complaint, which claims that Peloton Interactive Inc. willfully infringed on more than 2,000 musical works with its fitness-cycle workout videos, ruling on a range of discovery matters and pushing the parties to swiftly exchange documents and records.

Even though the publishers missed a May deadline to amend the complaint, the judge...

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