Rupa Marya v. Warner Chappell Music Inc

Filing 4

NOTICE of Related Case(s) filed by plaintiff Rupa Marya. Related Case(s): 2:13-CV-4418 GHK (MRWx). (ghap) (jp).

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1 2 TO: THE COURT AND ALL PARTIES OF RECORD: Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 83-1.3, Plaintiff Marya hereby gives notice of pending in the United States District Court for the 3 the following related action 4 Central District of California, Western Division: 5 6 now Case No. Case Name Siegel v. Warner/Cizappeli Music Inc. Filing Date CV 13-4418 GHK(MRWx) 06/19/20 13 7 The above action and the instant action both seek judicial determination on 8 the same and substantively identical questions of law and fact which involve the 9 same two copyrights for the world’s most popular English song, Happy Birthday To 10 You, against the same (and only) Defendant, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., a ii division of the Warner Music Group. BRIEF FACTUAL STATEMENT 12 13 As with this instant action, the plaintiff in Siegel v. Warner/Uzappell Music 14 Inc. also seeks the following: 1) to declare invalid the copyright that defendant 15 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (“defendant”) claims to own to the world’s most 16 popular song, Happy Birthday to You (the ‘Song”), 2) to declare that Happy 17 Birthday to You is dedicated to public use and in the public domain; and 3) to return 18 millions of dollars of unlawful licensing fees collected by defendant pursuant to its 19 wrongful assertion of copyright ownership of the Song. 20 WHEREFORE, Plaintiff Mayra respectfully requests: 21 1. 22 23 That this action be assigned to the Honorable George H. King, the Judge assigned to the low-numbered action, CV 13-44 18 GHK (MRWx); and 2. That all subsequent related actions be assigned to the Honorable 24 George H. King. 25 Dated: June 19, 2013 26 WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP 27 28 BETSY C MANIFOLD —1— 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 FRANCIS M. GREGOREK BETSY C. MANIFOLD RACHELE R. RICKERT MARISA C. LIVESAY 750 B Street, Suite 2770 San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone: 619/239-4599 Facsimile: 619/234-4599 WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP MARK C. RIFKIN JANINE POLLACK BETH A. LANDES GITI BAGHBAN 270 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 Telephone: 212/545-4600 Facsimile: 212-545-4753 WILLIAM R. HILL (114954) ANDREW S. MACKAY (197074) DANIEL J. SCHACHT (259717) th 1999 Harrison Street, 25 Floor Oakland, CA 94612-3520 Telephone: 510/451-0544 Facsimile: 510/832-1486 26 27 28 -2-

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