Firm Obtains Reversal In Music Royalty Case

The California Court of Appeals has granted a reversal in favor of Lowe & Associate's client, William Sepe, in the case of Sepe v. Wiesenfeld. The case concerns royalties relating to the classic Barry White song "You're the First, the Last, My Everything." In a 22-page opinion issued May 2, 2013, Justice Aldrich of the Second Appellate Division (joined by Justices Klein and Kitching) reversed the trial court, which had dismissed the case on the basis of a statute of limitations defense. Judge Aldrich held that "[the statute of limitations in] Code of Civil Procedure section 366.22 does not apply to plaintiff’s claims against the Sepe defendants," and that "[plaintiff's] second amended complaint adequately pled causes of action for intentional interference with contract ... and for declaratory relief."

Read the Court of Appeals' full ruling here.

In Other News:

Lowe Law has changed its moniker to “Lowe & Associates”, effective May 1, 2013. The name change coincides with three attorneys joining the firm: Kris S. LeFan, Aleksandra M. Hilvert, and former firm law clerk Daniel B. Lifschitz (who joined the California Bar this past November). To access the attorneys' bios, and find out more about the firm, please visit our new website at (also reachable through  The firm will continue to emphasize entertainment, business, and art law.

Upcoming Events:

Steven T. Lowe of Lowe & Associates will be chairing the Beverly Hills Bar Association's May 15th panel entitled, “Death of Copyright – The Sequel” along with other industry experts Glen Kulik (Kulik, Gottesman & Siegel LLP), Joel Smith (Leopold, Petrich & Smith), and Allison Brehm (Kelley Drye & Warren). Corey Field (Ballard Spahr) will serve as moderator. Event details and registration can be found here. We hope you will join us for what is to be a lively, informative panel.


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