Damages

  1. How Much Does File-Sharing Really Cost Record Companies?

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST In October, a federal judge ruled for record companies in their lawsuit against Lime Wire, issuing an injunction and delivering tough language on the file-sharing service's copyright infringement. The case is about to move to a jury trial tha ...

  2. Terra Firma's 'Speculative' Testimony Disallowed

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wednesday night turned out to be a costly one for Guy Hands dreams as billions of dollars in potential damages went up in smoke when the theories behind them were disallowed in the lawsuit between Terra Firma and Citigroup. According to press repo ...

  3. Lily Allen Wins Damages From Soccer Magazine

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen accepted damages on Thursday (Oct. 7) from the publisher of a French soccer magazine over allegations that she had made offensive remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Cheryl and Ashley Cole. Her lawyer Mark Thomson told the High ...

  4. Judge Cuts Penalty in Tenenbaum File-Sharing Case by 90%

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Calling the original penalty “unconstitutionally excessive,” the judge in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case slashed to $67,500 from $675,000 the amount the Boston University grad student was ordered to pay for infringing the copyrights of four r ...

  5. Jill Scott Files Cross-Complaint Against Label

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott is hitting back at Hidden Beach Records, claiming the indie label caused her millions of dollars in damages for mismanagement of her career, according to legal papers filed in Los Angeles Supreme Court. Scott's cross ...

  6. Cute Baby Video Wins Battle Against UMG

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST How much should a copyright owner pay for improperly telling a Web site to remove content? Stephanie Lenz got into trouble with Universal Music Group in 2007 after she posted a YouTube video of her toddler dancing to the Prince song "Let' ...

  7. 'Is There Another Case In The Galaxy That's Held Up Damages To That Degree?'

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST A hearing in the Joel Tenebaum file-sharing case on Tuesday addressed whether or not the court should reduce the $675,000 jury verdict. A larger award was recently reduced in the Thomas-Rasset file-sharing case. Tenebaum's attorney has said t ...

  8. Judge Slashes Jury's Award In File Sharing Case

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced by 97% the jury's award in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset file sharing case. The news was first reported on Friday by Ben Sheffner at his Copyrights & Campaigns blog. The verdict of $1.92 million for 24 counts of copyright i ...

  9. Labels Facing $5.7 Billion Canadian Copyright Lawsuit

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST A lawsuit seeking class action status launched by the estate of jazz musician Chet Baker against Canadian major labels and publishers is seeking damages for unpaid royalties. The claim could reach $6 billion Canadian ($5.7 billion) for 300,000 wor ...

  10. Google, YouTube Win Dismissal Of Some Damages Claims

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. judge dismissed some damages claims in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Inc and its video-sharing Web site YouTube.com but left open the possibility that non-U.S. based rights owners could seek damages for live broadcasts, if ...

  11. Dept. Of Justice Backs RIAA In P2P Suit

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Department of Justice has filed a brief in support of the RIAA in an ongoing P2P file-sharing lawsuit. In the case Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the DOJ is defending the Copyright Act's statutory damages provisions. Lawyers f ...

  12. DJ AM Seeks $20 Million For Plane Crash Damages

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT DJ AM is seeking $20 million in damages related to a plane crash in South Carolina last year that killed four others. The celebrity disc jockey, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, is suing the plane's manufacturer, Learjet, and several other ...

  13. The Killers Countersue Former Manager

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three years after the Killers’ former manager sued the band for alleged breach of contract, the Killers have responded with a countersuit of their own, seeking unspecified damages for what they say was a pattern of incompetence and double-dealing ...

  14. Management Co. Sues Hawthorne Heights

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wild Justice Records has sued Hawthorne Heights for breach of a verbal contract. According to the suit filed Oct. 16 in a Michigan state court, Wild Justice claims that it entered a verbal management agreement in January with the band, which entit ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. RIAA Wins Suit Against Flea Market

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Damages to be determined at a later date. Damages to be determined at a later date. News ...

  17. BPI Declares P2P Legal Landmark

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brit file-sharers found liable, fined. The British Phonographic Industry is claiming a pair of landmark legal victories after two U.K. men were found liable for illegally distributing digital music. The cases, revealed today (Jan. 27) by the label ...

  18. Clear Channel, JamSports Case Settled

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The high-profile case between Clear Channel Communications and JamSports was quietly settled just prior to the spinoff of CCC’s live entertainment division, Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Chan The high-profile case between Clear Channel Comm ...

  19. Clear Channel, JamSports Case Settled

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Quietly resolved prior to spinoff of Live Nation. The high-profile case between Clear Channel Communications and JamSports was quietly settled just prior to the spinoff of CCC’s live entertainment division, Live Nation, formerly known as Clear Cha ...

  20. Chris Cornell Sues Ex-Wife/Former Manager

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seeks more than $1 million in damages. Seeks more than $1 million in damages. News ...

  21. Case Summary: Tortious Interference & Fraudulent Inducement (TVT vs. Lyor Cohen & Island Def Jam)

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on June 14 reversed a 2003 District Court judgment, which ordered Lyor Cohen and the Island Def Jam Music Group to pay about $54 million to Steve Gottl The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circu ...

  22. Court Reverses TVT's $54M Award In IDJ Suit

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam Music Group will not be writing multimillion-dollar checks to Steve Gottlieb's TVT companies, now that an appeals court reversed a $54 million judgment over Ja Rule recor NEW YORK -- Lyor Cohen and Island Def Jam ...

  23. New York Court Overturns TVT Decision

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Multi-million dollar award now just thousands. New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals today (June 14) overturned an earlier court's decision in favor of TVT, in the indie label's suit against the Island Def Jam Music Group, Univ ...

  24. Right To Copy Aim Of French Class Action

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of French lawyers on May 23 launched a legal challenge against some of the country's leading video and DVD publishers, accusing them of failing to respect an individual's right to make a priva PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A ...

  25. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Teacher to pay €10,200 in damages. In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court yesterday (Feb. 2) sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of €3,000 ($3,940), plus €10,200 ($13,300) in damages. ...

  26. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court yesterday (Feb. 2) sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of €3,000 ($3,940), plus €10,200 ($13,3 In the first high-profile case of its ...

  27. Update: MPAA Lawsuits To Begin Nov. 16

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Civil actions to seek major damages. Civil actions to seek major damages. News ...

  28. Electric Prunes Stewing Over Royalty Payments

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the '60s garage-psychedelia band the Electric Prunes have filed breach-of-contract suits against a production company and publisher claiming that their record and publishing royalties have LOS ANGELES -- Members of the '60s ga ...

  29. NIN's Reznor Countersues Ex-Manager

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer seeks damages for breach of contract. Singer seeks damages for breach of contract. News ...

  30. Battle Royal(ties) Heats Up Between Boy George, Virgin Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Virgin Records for failing to account royalties due on a compilation album called "Greatest Moments." LONDON--Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Vir ...

  31. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...