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  1. Charlotte Church Gets Nearly $1 Mil. in Murdoch Phone Hacking Settlement

    February 27, 2012 7:45 AM EST LONDON -- Charlotte Church, who testified about being hounded by Rupert Murdoch's journalists when she was a teen singing sensation, received 600,000 pounds ($951,000) Monday in a settlement from News International. Despite her legal victory, ...

  2. Yusuf Islam Wins Libel Damages

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the singer and songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, today accepted "substantial" but undisclosed libel damages and a public apology at London's High Court over an entertainment news agency slur. The case centered o ...

  3. Morrissey Accepts Apology For Mag's Racist Claim

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey today accepted a public apology at London's High Court from the publishers of British music monthly Word Magazine over a suggestion that he was a racist and hypocrite. The former Smiths singer, whose full name is Steven Patrick Morr ...

  4. Robbie Apology To Former Take That Manager

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams today apologized to former Take That manager Nigel Martin Smith over libellous lyrics on a track taken from his 2006 album "Rudebox" (EMI). Mr Justice Michael Tugendhat was told in London's High Court that Williams h ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. BPI In Court With E-Tailer CD Wow

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. labels body the British Phonographic Industry is once again embroiled in legal action against e-tailer CD Wow. The trade group has taken action on behalf of its members against CD Wow and its Hong Kong-based parent company Music Trading Onlin ...

  7. Seal Loses Payment Battle With Ex-Manager

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Seal was today (June 22) told by a High Court judge that he must pay up to £1 million ($1.8 million) to the former manager he claimed had "ripped him off". British pop star Seal was today (June 22) told by a Hig ...

  8. Apple Computer Wins Court Battle

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps, the Beatles' record company, has lost a trademark infringement court battle brought against Apple Computer. In London's High Court today (May 8), Mr Justice Edward Mann ruled that the com Apple Corps, the Beatles' recor ...

  9. Apple Ruling Unlikely Before Easter

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight b ...

  10. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  11. Apple Vs Apple Court Battle Begins

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of an enduring trademark battle. Apple Corps and Apple Computer faced off in London's High Court today (March 29) in the latest stage of ...

  12. Marley Bassist Barrett Seeks $105M In Court Case

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers, launched a claim Thursday (March 16) in London's High Court over the band's royalties. The total clai Aston "Family Man ...

  13. Marley Bassist Barrett Seeks $105M In Court Case

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the longtime bassist with reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers, launched a claim Thursday (March 16) in London's High Court over the band's royalties. The total clai Aston "Family Man ...

  14. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  15. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  16. Timberlake Wins U.K. Tabloid Libel Case

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake on Aug. 24 won substantial libel damages from a British newspaper that claimed he had an affair behind his girlfriend's back. LONDON (Reuters) -- Justin Timberlake on Aug. 24 won substantial libel damages from a British news ...

  17. Polanski Wins Libel Suit Against Vanity Fair

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Filmmaker Roman Polanski on Friday won his libel suit against Vanity Fair magazine over an article that accused him of propositioning a woman while on the way to the funeral of his murdered wife, Shar LONDON -- Filmmaker Roman Polanski on Friday w ...

  18. Courts

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Student liable for links to music sites; Experience Hendrix sues over live record; Microsoft foregoes EU appeal This Week's Stories: Norway Student Ordered To Pay For Linking To Music Sites OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwa ...

  19. Court Battle Over Hendrix Live Record

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday (Jan. 27) launched a royalties claim in London's High Court against a British label that released a recording of one of the late musician's live concerts in Sweden The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday ...

  20. 20th Century Fox Sues U.K. Video Retailers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and sister company 20th Century Fox Film Corp. have launched a legal battle against three individuals over videos of the movie "X-Men 2." LONDON -- Film distributor 20th Century Fox Ho ...

  21. Collecting Society PPL Brings Case Against U.K. Gov't

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Collecting society PPL has taken legal action against the British government for failing to implement a European directive that would extend the circumstances under which royalties should be paid for LONDON -- Collecting society PPL has taken lega ...

  22. Primal Scream's Gillespie Wins Libel Case

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and his girlfriend, Katie England, have won a libel case against the News of the World. LONDON -- Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie and his girlfriend, Katie England, have won a libel case against the Ne ...

  23. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  24. Bay City Rollers Producer Sues For Royalties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Wainman, who produced some of the biggest hits of the Bay City Rollers, is suing BMG U.K. and Ireland for royalties dating back 24 years. In a writ issued at London's High Court, Wainman claims LONDON -- Philip Wainman, who produced so ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of busi Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrato ...

  27. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Our Price accused of selling goods without consent. Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  30. BPI Resolves Legal Dispute With Play.com

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has reached an out-of-court agreement with online CD retailer Play.com, its second such settlement with a Web-based music-seller in as many months. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has reached an out- ...