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Sirius XM Wins New York Appeal in Long Running Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
New York’s highest appeals court issued a landmark ruling that our client, Sirius XM, does not need to pay to play recordings created before 1972—a complete reversal of the New York district court’s ruling. It’s also the first appellate decision anywhere in the country to resolve the question of whether pre-1972 recording owners have a right to control and demand payment for performance of those recordings, and will impact a number of cases across the country.
US Airways/American Airlines Wins US$5.1 Million in Antitrust Case Against Sabre
A federal jury in the Southern District of New York found that global distribution system Sabre violated the Sherman Antitrust Act in a 2011 contract with O’Melveny client US Airways, which merged with American Airlines in 2013. The jury awarded US$5.1 million in damages, which by law will be trebled.
O’Melveny Ranked Highly in the 17th Edition of GCR 100
O’Melveny’s global Antitrust and Competition Practice was ranked among Global Competition Review’s “Global Elite” in the 17th edition of the publication’s “GCR 100. The practice also was ranked as “outstanding” in Washington, DC, and “highly recommended” in California and New York.
Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession
Expanding on its long-standing commitment to legal diversity, O’Melveny has created the William T. Coleman, Jr. Diversity Fellowship for first-year law students. O’Melveny will award Fellowships to first-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and a desire to contribute to O’Melveny’s diversity and inclusion goals.
Champion Our Veterans
O’Melveny joined forces with Activision, AECOM, Amazon, Bank of America, Grant Thornton, Military.com, and the nonprofit U.S.VETS to launch a series of discussions on the state of job opportunities for veterans in Los Angeles.
Clear Antitrust Scrutiny Around the World
When Honeywell’s US$5.1 billion acquisition of the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc drew scrutiny from antitrust authorities around the world, O’Melveny lawyers worldwide mobilized to defend the transaction before the Federal Trade Commission, China’s Ministry of Commerce, and the European Commission.