Common law

  1. Warner Music Group Shareholder Lawsuits to Be Settled

    June 20, 2011 3:43 PM EDT Two class action lawsuits that alleged the Warner Music Group board of directors breached their fiduciary responsibilities by agreeing to sell the company for unfair and inadequate compensation will be settled. According to a WMG proxy statement f ...

  2. Ray Charles' Children, Ex-manager Battle

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles' children are accusing his longtime manager of mismanaging his estate and trusts and tarnishing his legacy by releasing two posthumous CDs the late singer never would have approved, according to a published report. In allegations ...

  3. U.K. Court Blow For CDWOW

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's High Court today found that popular cut-price online music store CDWOW was in contempt of court and ordered the service to pay damages for breach of copyright. Mr Justice Evans-Lombe ruled that CDWOW had "no tenable ground of de ...

  4. Michael Jackson Sues Former Accountants

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is suing his former accountants, claiming they withdrew $2.5 million a year from his bank accounts but did not properly pay his bills. The lawsuit by Jackson and MJJ Productions Inc. was filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court ...

  5. Ingenious Promotes Live Entertainment Investment

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Establishes two new venture capital trusts. Establishes two new venture capital trusts. News ...

  6. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. A lawsuit has been filed against Kanye West and his production company claiming breach of contract for not returning a Mercedes-Benz after its lease expired in January. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Superior Court by ...

  7. Spitzer Case Prompts E-Mail Trend

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online signatures get disclaimers. We can thank New York State attorney general Elliot Spitzer for this, but the growing trend in e-mails from radio programmers seems to be formal disclaimers. As Spitzer's investigation of the radio and recor ...

  8. Behind the Deal: U.S. & U.K. Libel Law

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trial in the <u>libel case</u> filed in London by film director Roman Polanski over a Vanity Fair magazine article is expected to begin the week of July 18. The July 2002 article described how the The trial in the libel case filed ...

  9. European Parliament Sets Jurisdiction For Libel Cases

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishers accused of libel should only be sued in the country where their outlet's main audience is, according to new rules approved by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on July 6. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Publishers accused ...

  10. Case Summary: Using Name & Likeness Without Permission, Florida Law

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Warner Bros. Pictures produced "The Perfect Storm" about a fishing vessel that was lost in a rare, powerful weather system off the New England coast, it did not ask permission -- or compensate -- When Warner Bros. Pictures produced ...

  11. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. Suit claims fraud, trade libel, breach of contract. News ...

  12. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judgment involves establishment of Death Row. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers fai ...

  13. NJ Sues Blockbuster Over Late Fees Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Suit claims consumer fraud. Suit claims consumer fraud. News ...

  14. Suit Questions Legal Obligations Of Co-Songwriters

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST What obligations do co-songwriters owe to one another? Can one idea that is similar to another be used for a song without creating any legal obligations to the original idea-man? NEW YORK -- What obligations do co-songwriters owe to one another? C ...

  15. Pols Call For Language Updates For Induce Act

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, vows to pass the Induce Act before the end of Congress this fall. WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, vows to pass the Induce Act before the end of Congress this fall. Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee he ...

  16. Royalty Bill Moving Ahead In California

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The quest of California State Sen. Kevin Murray (D.-Los Angeles) to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a big step toward becoming reality June 15 in Sacramento. However, some observe SAN FRANCISCO -- The quest of California State ...

  17. Aussie High Court. Favors Content Use

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snippets from programs on rival networks are now legal fodder for comedy writers after the Australian High Court ruled Thursday in a case instigated by the Nine Network against Network Ten's chat show SYDNEY--Snippets from programs on rival n ...