On July 21, 2014, Judge Amy St. Eve entered an order dismissing with prejudice copyright and other claims in connection with a lawsuit filed against a U.S. recording company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant recording company and its artists improperly used plaintiff’s purportedly protected materials.  Plaintiff’s lawsuit asserted 14 counts alleging numerous copyright infringement claims, a claim under the Visual Artists Rights Act, and a host of state law claims.  TDR attorneys Timothy Hudson and Mili Smith moved to dismiss the lawsuit in its entirety.  Judge St. Eve granted a full dismissal with prejudice with respect to all claims over which the Court had original jurisdiction and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiff’s remaining state law claims.