Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. 11C Music
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The Plaintiffs allege that 770 music and entertainment companies engaged in copyright infringement as a result of “sampling” music in which the Plaintiffs claim to have an ownership interest. The Plaintiffs’ complaint includes 486 counts against the Defendants. The Defendants argue that the Plaintiffs have violated Rules 8 and 20 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) because the Plaintiffs’ complaint does not give a “short and plain statement” of its claims. The Defendants also argue that they were not properly joined and that “Plaintiffs’ 477 counts of alleged copyright infringement ‘are really 477 separate lawsuits rolled into one enormous pleading.'”
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