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Napster, the contentious online music-swapping service, will face the same judge who ordered an injunction against it when lawsuits brought by heavy metal group Metallica and rap star Dr. Dre proceed. Judges at a federal court in Los Angeles ordered the cases transferred to U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel in San Francisco on Monday. Patel issued an injunction — that was later stayed — against Napster’s main service in July. The injunction is under review by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Napster representatives said they requested the consolidation of the complaints against the company, based in Redwood City, Calif. “We are pleased that the court, despite the objections of the recording industry, Metallica and Dr. Dre, granted Napster’s request to have the various pending cases coordinated in a single, more efficient court proceeding,” said Napster attorney Robert Silver of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Since its founding in May 1999, Napster has surged in popularity with online music aficionados and has more than 30 million users. The recording industry has sued Napster, saying its business model infringes on its copyrights. Related Articles from The Industry Standard: Napster’s Marketing VP Resigns Keeping the Napster Faith Napster’s Nine Lives Copyright � 2000 The Industry Standard

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