Flo & Eddie Court Battle Continues Next Week

November 7, 2016Media Mention
Los Angeles Daily Journal

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, partner William Hochberg was quoted in a Daily Journal article, “Flo & Eddie Court Battle Continues Next Week.” The November 7th article, written by reporter Steven Crighton, addresses the multi-state court battle over royalties owed to pre-1972 song creators.

Band members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, doing business as Flo & Eddie Inc., first claimed in a class action filed in August 2013 in the Central District that defendant Sirius XM Radio Inc.'s use of their songs without compensation was a violation of their property rights.

William Hochberg, who is not involved in the case, noted that the trial will make November a busy month for Petrocelli who represents Sirius XM as he prepares to represent Donald Trump in an unrelated fraud case against Trump University.

"Between the Turtles and Trump trials, the song 'Happy Together' sounds jarringly out of tune for Petrocelli," Hochberg said. "Especially with the traffic jams on the freeway between Los Angeles and San Diego."

The case is Flo & Eddie Inc v. Sirius XM Radio Inc et al, 13-CV5693. (C.D. Cal., filed Aug. 03 2013)