Obituaries

Entertainment industry lawyer, a former Napster exec, is killed in bike crash with cop car


An entertainment industry lawyer who was formerly chief operating officer for Napster was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on Sunday.

Milton Everett Olin Jr. of Woodland Hills, Calif., was pronounced dead at the scene, report the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Times. He was 65 years old and had been practicing law since 1975.

Olin was a partner at Altschul & Olin, based in Encino, a firm he co-founded after leaving Napster. He was president of business and legal affairs for A&M Records before joining Napster in 2000. A&M had sued Napster, a file-sharing service, for contributory infringement, winning a favorable ruling in 2001, according to this New York Times story.

Lt. Ronald Williams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Civil Litigation Unit told the Daily News he could not comment on “the positioning of the bicycle or vehicle” while the investigation is continuing. The story cites a report by KCAL TV that Olin was in the bike lane at the time of the crash.

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