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SOUTHERN
DISTRICT
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14
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VERSEMUISCGROUPLLC,
as
successor
in
interest
to
BETHLEHEMMUSIC
CO.,
:
Plaintiffs,
-against-
CDLLECT
MUSICPUBLISHERS
B.V.cj-
Defendant.
X
PlaintiffVerseMusicGroup
LLC.,
byitsattorneys,EisenbergTanchum&Levy,forits
complaintallegesasfollows:
The
Parties
1.PlaintiffVerseMusicGroupLLCisacorporationdulyorganizedandexistingunderthe
laws
ofthe
State
of
New
York
and
having
its
principal
place
of
business
at
134
West
25th
Street,FifthFloor,NewYork,NewYork10001( Verse ).Verseisthesuccessor-in-
interesttoBethlehem
Music
Co.
which
didbusiness
underthenames
Salsoul
Music
PublishingandLuckyThreeMusic.AtallrelevanttimesBethlehemMusicCo.andnow
Versewereandcontinuetobeinthebusinessof,amongotherthings,publishingand
otherwisecommerciallyexploitingmusicalcompositions.
2.DefendantCollect MusicPublishersB.V.is,uponinformationandbelief,acorporation
dulyorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheNetherlandsandhavingitsprincipal
place
of
businessatBreullanIF3971Driebergen,TheNetherlands.( Collect )Upon
information
and
belief,atall
relevant
timesCollectwasand
continuesto
be
in
the
business
of
sub-publishingintheNetherlandsandotherEuropeannationsmusical
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