New York State Supreme Court

  1. JoJo Sues to Cut Free from Label, Cites 'Irreparable Damage' to Career

    August 01, 2013 3:57 AM EDT Once a promising pop star with two radio hits under her belt, JoJo alleges that endless delays of her as-yet-to-be-released third album sabotaged her career. Pop star JoJo had a promising career at age 13 and beat the odds by extending it anothe ...

  2. Grammy Award Lawsuit Dismissed by New York Supreme Court

    April 30, 2012 11:02 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - A lawsuit filed against the Recording Academy over its decision to trim the Grammy Award categories from 109 to 78 has been dismissed. Grammy Awards Protest Planned By Musicians During Sunday's Show The ruling last week by New ...

  3. Business Matters: EMI Sues Grooveshark (Again), Pandora Takes Longview, Sirius Adds 1.7M Subscribers, EMI Execs' 'Forfeited' Bonuses Overstated

    January 05, 2012 6:39 PM EST EMI Sues Grooveshark for Breach of Contract -- Controversial music-streaming service has been sued by EMI - again. EMI Music Publishing has Grooveshark for breach of contract, according to reports at the New York Times and other outlets. The lawsu ...

  4. Lawsuit: Whitley Family Members Seek Unpaid Royalties From Sony

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lorrie Morgan, the widow of late country artist Keith Whitley, and their children, have filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment, claiming that the major label has underpaid Whitley royalties by $1 million. Most of the underpaid royalties appea ...

  5. Billy Joel, Ex-Drummer Settle Royalty Lawsuit

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billy Joel's longtime drummer has settled a lawsuit accusing his former boss of depriving him of royalties from many of his biggest albums, the singer's lawyer said. Liberty DeVitto was Joel's principal drummer from 1975 to 2005, pe ...

  6. NYC Pensions Helped Finance Terra Firma's EMI Deal

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST While much attention is set firmly on whether or not Terra Firma's ownership of EMI will be torpedoed by the 2.7 billion pounds ($4.23 billion) it borrowed from Citigroup, the investment firm is not the only institution with funds at risk in ...

  7. Court Rules Death Row Chief Removed, Prohibited From Interacting With Company

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Superior Court judge in Ontario has issued an interim relief order prohibiting Death Row Records chief executive Lara Lavi from interacting with the company, amid allegations she deposited company royalty checks in a personal account. The order ...

  8. Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST An appellate court dismissed the remaining two claims in a lawsuit brought against Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claimed he helped conceive the 2003 buyout of Warner but ...

  9. Perfume Maker Sues Prince

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST A perfume company that went into business with musician Prince to make a "3121" fragrance -- named after his 2006 album -- is suing Prince for $100,000 for failing to help promote the perfume. According to the lawsuit, filed in New York ...

  10. Judge Denies Entercom Motion To Dismiss Payola Suit

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not known if company will appeal. A New York State Supreme Court judge has denied a motion filed by Entercom Communications to dismiss a suit brought against the broadcaster by Eliot Spitzer, clearing the way for the New York State Attorney Genera ...

  11. Entercom's Motion To Dismiss Payola Suit Denied

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not known if company will appeal the decision. A New York State Supreme Court judge has denied a motion filed by Entercom Communications to dismiss a suit brought against the broadcaster by Eliot Spitzer, clearing the way for the New York State At ...