UMG Gray Market CD Claims Defeated

UMG Recordings, Inc., et al. v. Norwalk Distributors, Inc. et al., No. SAV 02-1188 DOC, 2003 WL 22722410 (C.D.Cal. Mar. 2003) (Copyright infringement suit brought by world's largest record company against regional distributor claiming sale of gray-market CDs.  G&A successfully challenged the copyright ownership of most songs and forced UMG to admit they had no evidence of infringement by client. The case settled for a nominal sum. Insurance defense also obtained.).