We have just learned that Candy Chan, the mother who had been improperly sued by the RIAA in Michigan four years ago, in Priority v. Chan, and whose 15 year old daughter was subsequently sued for alleged acts of copyright infringement committed while she would have been 13 years old, brought an action in state court in Michigan last year against Priority Records and several of its cohorts for abuse of process and RICO violations.
The action was removed to federal court, assigned to the same judge who had presided over the initial action, and dismissed in June on the ground that the allegations were "compulsory counterclaims" that were required to have been interposed in the initial action.
June 18, 2008, Decision dismissing complaint
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