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Michelman & Robinson, LLP is representing Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker lead singer and songwriter, David Lowery, in a class action lawsuit seeking $150 million in damages from Spotify for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that the music streaming company knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces and distributes copyrighted compositions without first obtaining mechanical licenses.
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Lowery’s lawyer, Sanford Michelman, says Spotify may owe tens of millions of dollars not just in unpaid royalties but for copyright infringement, which can run as high as 150-thousand dollars per violation.
“I hope that Spotify acts in a corporately reasonable manner,” says Sanford Michelman, the lead attorney for the class. “These individuals – especially songwriters – put their hearts and souls in their works.”
Mona Hanna, an attorney representing the class with Michelman & Robinson, told Courthouse News that Spotify knew Lowery objected to the use of his songs without his consent, but “played them nevertheless.”
“He has been very vocal with respect to his concerns and objections over his songs being played without his consent and approval,” Hanna said.
Damaris L. Medina, Health Care Attorney for Michelman and Robinson LLP, represents a diverse array of health care clients in complex litigation, contracting, and risk management. She also advises health care providers on managed care contracting, employment, compliance, breach of contract and other related business matters, in addition to defending them against government investigations and audits. Recently Medina won a seat on the Board of Directors for the UCAOA.
Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) is pleased to announce that Nicole Zayac has joined the Firm as Senior Counsel, where she will continue her practice in representing clients in the insurance and related industries. With extensive experience working with clients on regulatory issues, compliance and mergers and acquisitions, Ms. Zayac will practice in M&R’s Regulatory and Administrative Group at the Firm’s San Francisco office.
Melanie Natasha Howard was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers’ Up-And-Coming: Orange County Rising Stars – Top List. Ms. Howard was among a group of attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Southern California Rising Stars nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.
Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), is pleased to announce today that Adam Solomon has joined the firm’sNew York office as a Partner, where he will continue his prominent advertising and digital media practice. Mr. Solomon is well versed in all aspects of advertising, promotions, marketing, and compliance.
“Adam has the breadth of experience that will further bolster our Advertising & Digital Media (ADM) Department,” stated ADM Chair Ronald Camhi. “His presence in New York is welcome, especially because we pride ourselves on being a law firm that can serve the advertising and digital media needs of clients on both the east and west coasts.”
Mr. Solomon’s clients include advertising agencies, promotions agencies, advertisers, Internet marketers, direct marketers and telemarketers.
“I am excited to join M&R to assist with their continued expansion efforts in the advertising and digital media space, while I continue to grow my own practice” remarked Mr. Solomon. “M&R is an industry focused firm with a reputation for exemplary client service. I look forward to working with this great team of talented attorneys.”