Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New contested case in Ohio, UMG Recordings v. English

We have learned of a new contested case in the Northern District of Ohio, UMG Recordings v. English.

The case was filed on March 11, 2009, 6 1/2 months after the date on which the RIAA told Congress it had stopped initiating new lawsuits.

The attorneys for the defendant are Camara & Sibley, the same Houston, Texas, based firm that has stepped in to represent Jammie Thomas, and Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer, based in Cleveland, Ohio.


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Justin Olbrantz (Quantam) said...


"UMG Recordings v. English"

Given how these lawyers love to mince words and laws, that seems entirely appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Uh... Ray, the firm representing the PLAINTIFFS in this case are McLaughlin and McCaffery. The firms representing the DEFENDANT are Camara & Sibley, from Houston and Cohen, Rosenthal, & Kramer from Cleveland. Thought you might want to change that.