A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied 11 of 15 causes of action listed in Courtney Love's lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG), including a challenge to California's "seven-year statute

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied 11 of 15 causes of action listed in Courtney Love's lawsuit against Universal Music Group (UMG), including a challenge to California's "seven-year statute," Billboard Bulletin reports. However, the judge gave Love's lawyer, A. Barry Cappello, 25 days to file an amended complaint with more convincing evidence that standard recording contracts are "unconscionable."

The judge allowed Cappello to proceed with four claims against UMG, including challenges to industry accounting practices and a contractual provision that allows her deal to be transferred if her label changes owners. UMG had no comment.

Love's suit, filed Feb. 28, rebuts allegations in a breach-of-contract suit filed last year by Geffen and UMG against the singer, her band Hole, and the band's corporate entity, Doll Head. Among other causes, the action seeks to invalidate a 1987 amendment to the California Labor Code that limits personal-services contracts to seven years.