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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”) secured a significant victory this week for client, Robert Cayton, Jr., when in addition to costs, it obtained attorneys’ fees in the amount of $1,081,500 against his former employer, USA National Title Company, Inc. (USA), in Orange County Superior Court.
Last year, led by partner Mona Hanna, M&R helped Cayton, the former executive vice president of USA, avert damages potentially totaling $264 million. USA brought 10 causes of action including that Cayton breached his contract and stole trade secrets, and accused his current employer, Lawyers Title, of courting customers, alleging $14 million in lost profits, and $250 million in lost value to the company. After a seven-week trial, a jury found against the plaintiffs on all counts.
CALIFORNIA, June 22, 2015 – Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), has relocated its Los Angeles office to the heart of Westwood in the Oppenheimer Building located at 10880 Wilshire Boulevard, 19th floor.
“This move responds to M&R’s need for additional space and brings us closer to many of our clients,” stated M&R Managing Partner, Dana Kravetz. “The approximate 27,000 square foot suite is equipped with state-of-the-art capabilities that link us easily to clients and our four offices in California and New York.”
M&R also added an in-suite café, along with a spacious and versatile multi-purpose room that the Firm can configure to accommodate all sizes of meetings, seminars and social gatherings. Everything is cutting edge in design.
Working with a designer on all the updates, the new space reflects a firm that is committed not only to growth, but collegiality. “A Collaborative Room outfitted with a floor-to-ceiling white board, casual environmental surroundings, and videoconferencing will help facilitate the interactive and innovative way we work,” noted Sanford Michelman, M&R’s co-founder and Chairman. “We created a space where attorneys and staff will enjoy working together.”
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.”