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Cortes-Ramos v. Martin-Morales, 16-2456

Reversed the order to dismiss the plaintiff's copyright and trademark claims stemming from a songwriting contest. Plaintiff entered a songwriting competition and agreed to the terms of the contest rules including an arbitration provision. Plaintiff did not win the contest, but alleges that the song he submitted was used by defendant for a music video. The court held that defendant was not a party to the arbitration agreement and could not invoke its provisions.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/06/28


  • Barron


  • United States First Circuit