Recording Industry Drops Lawsuit Against Mother

Members of the U.S. recording industry have dropped a lawsuit against a disabled single mother who said she was innocent of their claims she downloaded more than 1,400 songs without authorization. After more than two years of legal action, the members of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) -- Atlantic Recording Corp., Capitol Records Inc., UMG Recordings Inc. and BMG Music -- dropped their claim that Tanya Andersen of Portland, Ore., had downloaded the music, court documents filed on June 1 show.

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