California Superior Court

  1. Jenni Rivera Crash Defendants Challenge Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    August 23, 2013 11:06 AM EDT Owners of the plane that crashed last December, killing regional Mexican star Jenni Rivera, are challenging a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on behalf of the families of the four members of her entourage who traveled with her, Billb ...

  2. Michael Jackson's Dad Files New Wrongful Death Suit

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST An attorney for the father of Michael Jackson on Tuesday filed a new wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. The lawsuit by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson was fil ...

  3. Kevin Costner Sues Music Promoter

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Costner has sued a music promoter, claiming the company reneged on a contract to back the actor's fledgling music career. Costner, 52, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in California Superior Court. The suit accuses Mahee Worldwide Ventures Inc ...

  4. Audit Bad News For Clear Channel

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Graham Presents and its parent company Clear Channel Entertainment have shortchanged Mountain View, Calif., by at least $3.6 million since 1999, according to an independent audit, city officials NASHVILLE -- Bill Graham Presents and its paren ...

  5. Music Director Sues Dwight Yoakam

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam and his company Dwight Yoakam Tours Inc. have been sued by the country singer's longtime music director, guitarist and producer Pete Anderson. The action alleges that Yoakam breached an LOS ANGELES -- Dwight Yoakam and his compa ...

  6. Music Director Sues Dwight Yoakam

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dwight Yoakam and his company Dwight Yoakam Tours Inc. have been sued by the country singer's longtime music director, guitarist and producer Pete Anderson. The action alleges that Yoakam breached an Dwight Yoakam and his company Dwight Yoaka ...

  7. Fat Possum Slams Epitaph With Suit

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blues label claims contract breach, fraud, more. Blues label Fat Possum Records and its owner Matthew Johnson have sued former joint-venture partner Epitaph Records, alleging that Epitaph hatched "a malicious plot ... to financially destroy J ...

  8. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. LOS ANGELES -- The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purporte ...

  9. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  10. Megadeth Founders Swap Lawsuits

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of bestselling '80s metal band Megadeth have exchanged lawsuits. The founding members of bestselling '80s metal band Megadeth have exchanged lawsuits. Bassist David Ellefson's action, filed July 12 in U.S. Distr ...

  11. Death Row's Knight Settles Legal Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records, known these days as Tha Row Records, and owner Marion "Suge" Knight have settled a lawsuit filed last year by an L.A. law firm that claimed the rap label owed it more than $550,000 LOS ANGELES -- Death Row Records, kno ...

  12. Fuel 2000 Cries Foul Over Ad-Expense Flap

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Catalog label Fuel 2000 Records has filed a breach-of-contract suit against its former VP of sales Mark Heyert, alleging that he intentionally incurred enormous advertising expenses to inflate his ann LOS ANGELES -- Catalog label Fuel 2000 Records ...

  13. Fuel 2000 Sues Former Sales VP

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT L.A.-based catalog label Fuel 2000 Records has filed a breach-of-contract suit against its former VP of sales Mark Heyert, alleging that he intentionally incurred enormous advertising expenses to infl L.A.-based catalog label Fuel 2000 Records has ...

  14. Recent Cases & Filings

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Publisher Universal-PolyGram alleges that EMI has wrongfully retained royalties derived from the score of the 1984 film "The Terminator." Case : Universal-PolyGram International Publishing Inc., et al., vs. EMI April Music Inc. Issue: Pu ...

  15. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  16. Recent Cases & Filings

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Anthony Cutshall alleges that he was denied credit and payment for two songs he co-wrote, which he claims helped the members of the band Adema secure their record deal with Arista. Case: John Anthony Cutshall vs. Mark Anthony Chavez II, Timot ...

  17. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  18. Observers Hoped For Trial In CCC, NIPP Case

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the settlement in the closely watched case between Denver's Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) and Clear Channel Communications (CCC), some industry observers are expressing disappointment NASHVILLE -- Following the settlement in ...

  19. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  20. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  21. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  22. Recent Cases & Filings

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases including Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Laura Lizer, and the Insane Clown Posse. Case: Todd Park Mohr, Rob Squires and Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) and Park Mohr Publishing Co. vs. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing ...

  23. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three insurance companies, alleging that they breached contracts indemnifying UMG against certain damages incurred in an ongoing suit brought by TVT LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group (UMG) has ...

  24. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  25. WMG, Maverick Suits Headed For L.A.

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Delaware Chancery Court judge has ruled that Los Angeles should be the venue for the hearing of the bitter legal clash between <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display. A Delaware Chancery Court judge has ru ...

  26. Rapper Ras Kass Sues Priority, Capitol, EMI

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract and unfair competition. Rapper Ras Kass (real name John Austin) has sued Priority Records, Capitol Records, EMI Music and two Priority executives, claiming breach of contract, unfair competition, restraint of trade a ...

  27. Ex-Backup Singers Sue Sunshine Band

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two former backup singers for the disco group KC &amp; the Sunshine Band are suing bandleader Harry "KC" Casey, Rhino Records and Warner Music Group for breach of contract. LOS ANGELES--Two former backup singers for the disco group K ...

  28. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  29. Rimshot Takes Aim At Funk Brothers

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed suit against former Motown Records sidemen the Funk Brothers, alleging the musicians breached their management contract. The Funk Brothers -- session musicia The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed sui ...

  30. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group claims in newly released court papers that Madonna's Maverick Records has lost $66 million since 1999. The labels are in a dispute over the value of Maverick and who will control it Warner Music Group claims in newly releas ...

  31. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group claims in newly released court papers that Madonna's Maverick Records has lost $66 million since 1999. The labels are in a dispute over the value of Maverick and who will control it Warner Music Group claims in newly releas ...

  32. Maverick Files Suit Against Warner

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Madonna's Maverick Records label today (March 25) sued Warner Music Group (WMG), Time Warner Inc. and Warner Bros. Records, alleging that they breached a joint-venture agreement. The acti As expected, Madonna's Maverick Reco ...

  33. Blix Street Sues Eva Cassidy Parents

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blix Street Records has sued the parents of the late vocalist Eva Cassidy and a film producer, alleging that they breached rights to the singer's recordings held by the label. Blix Street Records has sued the parents of the late vocalist Eva ...

  34. UMG, DirecTV Sued Over Music Network Proposal

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Beverly Hills, Calif., company has sued Universal Music Group (UMG) and cable firm DirecTV, alleging that they stole an idea for an "uncensored" cable music network. A Beverly Hills, Calif., company has sued Universal Music Group (UMG) ...