Bloomberg LP’s lawyers at Willkie Farr & Gallagher got more than they asked for this week from U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein of Manhattan federal court. The lawyers had asked Hellerstein to wait until they’d developed a fact record before ruling whether the financial-news agency infringed Swatch’s purported copyright on a recording of its February 2011 earnings call with a select group of analysts. Instead, Hellerstein reversed his own reasoning from a ruling in August and granted Bloomberg a preliminary judgment on the pleadings. (Hat tip: Jeff John Roberts at paidContent.)