Legal procedure

  1. Why Does Apple Want To Hide Steve Jobs' Secret Deposition in Major Label Digital Revenue Lawsuits?

    April 30, 2012 3:19 PM EDT Aftermath Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is about to go to trial in a case that will determine what money is owed over digital music to producers of many hit Eminem records. Meanwhile, in another case -- a class action against UMG b ...

  2. Appeals Court Reinstates $675,000 Award Against File Sharer Joel Tenenbaum

    September 19, 2011 3:06 PM EDT An appeals court has reinstated the $675,000 award against file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum, reversing the decision of a lower-court judge to reduce the penalty on constitutional grounds. In the case of Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the def ...

  3. Country Singers May Be Part of AL Corruption Trial

    June 07, 2011 5:30 PM EDT MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal gambling corruption trial at the Alabama Statehouse could look like a country music concert or a political convention rather than a court case. The nine defendants in the case that began this week include VictoryLand c ...

  4. California Court Rejects Phil Spector Appeal

    May 02, 2011 9:15 PM EDT A California appeals court rejected music producer Phil Spector's bid to overturn his murder conviction on Monday, saying it was permissible for prosecutors to call a parade of women who said Spector had threatened them with guns in the past. ...

  5. Phil Spector Murder Case Set for Appeals Arguments

    April 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT While legendary music producer Phil Spector sits in prison, his lawyers are poised to urge an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction and grant a new trial on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. Oral ar ...

  6. Disney Denied Appeal of $319 Million In 'Millionaire' Verdict

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST We broke the news on Dec. 8 that the federal judge overseeing the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire trial had tentatively denied Disney's appeal of the massive $319 million jury verdict in favor of producer Celador Intl. Federal judges don't ...

  7. The Most Famous File-Sharing Case May Be Headed Back To Court

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Capital v. Thomas, the most famous of file-sharing cases, appears it is headed back to court. Even with the help of court-appointed special master, Jammie Thomas-Rasset and the major record labels could not reach an agreement on a settlement amoun ...

  8. Appeal Filed In Phil Spector Case

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Phil Spector have asked an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction on grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct. In an extremely detailed 148-page brief filed Wednesday (March 10), the attorneys ci ...

  9. Guilty Verdict Against Australian CD Pirate

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Australian man who imported and sold thousands of illegal CDs and DVDs has landed 15 convictions for copyright offenses. Yong Hong Lin was found guilty in the Sydney District Court on May 21, following a three-week trial and more than 12 hours ...

  10. RIAA Appeals Copyright Royalty Board Order

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, the RIAA today filed a notice of appeal in the the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Copyright Royalty Judges' order on the final determination for mechanical and digital phonorecord ...

  11. Jury Finds R. Kelly Not Guilty On All Counts

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Chicago jury has acquitted R. Kelly on all counts at his child pornography trial. The verdict came six years after the R&B superstar was first charged with videotaping himself having sex with a young girl. Prosecutors had said she was as you ...

  12. Jury Selection To Start In R. Kelly's Trial

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys in R. Kelly's child pornography trial are expected to begin questioning 150 potential jurors Monday, and it's unlikely any of his fans will be chosen to hear the allegations against one of urban music's biggest stars. The ...

  13. Exclusive: Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For my Billboard "Legal Matters" column this week (Oct. 20 issue), Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge met with me in his office on Capitol Hill for an exclusive interview to explain how the new Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) works ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Entercom's Motion To Dismiss Payola Suit Denied

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not known if company will appeal the decision. Not known if company will appeal the decision. News ...

  16. Accuser's Mother In The Jackson Jury Hot Seat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. News ...

  17. Accuser's Mother In The Jackson Jury Hot Seat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Jurors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial will be allowed to hear evidence that the accuser's mother had made allegations of improper touching against sto ...

  18. Jackson Out Of Hospital

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jury selection to resume Feb. 22. Jury selection to resume Feb. 22. News ...

  19. Jackson Hospitalized En Route To Court

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Update: Singer has flu. SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson was taken to the hospital with the flu Tuesday morning, the judge in the singer's child molestation trial said. The development delayed jury selection a week. Judge Rodney Me ...

  20. Nestl Loses Non-Celeb Photo Case

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A $15 million jury verdict against Nesté USA has signaled that even noncelebrities can be awarded a percentage of profits under a California law that prevents the unauthorized use of a person's liken (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A $15 million ...

  21. Michael Jackson Fans Gather at Courthouse

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jury selection begins in molestation case. Jury selection begins in molestation case. News ...

  22. No Limit Challenging New Sampling Rule

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound recording is under challenge by No Limit Films. The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound r ...

  23. French Music Pirate Gets Six Months

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Landmark French appeals court decision. Landmark French appeals court decision. News ...

  24. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Step paves way for oral hearing. Step paves way for oral hearing. News ...

  25. New Filings: PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole, Time Warner

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases including such companies as PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole and Time Warner. Case: Deveaux S.A. v. Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.; Kenneth Cole Productions L.P.; Kenneth Cole Inc.; Paul Davril Inc.; Federated Department Stores; Macy's; Bloo ...

  26. New Filings: Koch, Capitol Records

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New fillings including such labels as Koch and Limelight Records. Case: KTV Inc. v. Tao Music Inc. Issue: Defendant allegedly used plaintiff's "KTV" trademark without authorization Cite: USDC, SDNY; CV-3135 Filing attorney: Seth Nat ...

  27. Recent Cases And Filings

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's recent case and filings includes EMI Music Marketing and Gucci America. Case : EMI Music Marketing v. Orpheus Music; Charles Huggins Issue: Breach of royalty agreement due to non-payment. Cite: New York Supreme Court, 600971 Filin ...

  28. Recent Cases And Filings

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases and filings including Bad Boy Entertainmet, Jessica Simpson and Paramount Domestic TV Films Pictures. Case : Payback Industries v. Bad Boy Entertainment; Arista Records; Bad Boy Records; BMG Entertainment Issue: Breach of settlement a ...