U.S. District Court in New York

  1. Financier Hands Spars With Citi Lawyer In Court

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Financier Guy Hands, who accuses a onetime friend at Citigroup Inc of lying to him about bids for EMI music company, sparred in court on Friday under cross-examination about why he did not call the banker to clear the air. Hands, the head of Europ ...

  2. Bret Michaels Sues Concert Promoter For $5 Million

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks ago, Bret Michaels showed up in Syracuse, N.Y., to perform a concert. He arrived at the venue only to find that the gig had been postponed without his knowledge. The rocker and "Celebrity Apprentice" winner, fuming from the inc ...

  3. Owner Proposed Breaking Up EMI Group

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd chairman and chief executive Guy Hands proposed three months ago to break up music company EMI Group Ltd, court documents filed in New York show. Hands made the proposal in a letter to Chad Leat, head of the altern ...

  4. EMI Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against InfoSpace

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music publishing giant EMI has filed a $100 million lawsuit against one of the world's biggest ringtone providers. In a complaint filed Jan. 12 in U.S. District Court in New York, EMI alleges that InfoSpace and its subsidiaries Moviso and Pre ...

  5. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. The group of artists who filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, alleging the music giant has underpaid artist royalties for digital music transactions, has added ringtones to its list of grievances. The plainti ...

  6. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. The group of artists who filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, alleging the music giant has underpaid artist royalties for digital music transactions, has added ringtones to its list of grievances. The plainti ...

  7. P2P Bearshare Settles For $30 Million

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BearShare assets bought by iMesh. Bearshare has become the latest peer-to-peer network to bow to the music industry in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling against Grokster. The file swapping service, a unit of Free Peers Inc., and its prin ...

  8. Radio City Sues LED Screen Maker

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Our experience with Barco has been an unmitigated disaster.' Radio City filed a lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court in New York against Barco Media & Entertainment for breach of contract relating to the purchase of a multi-mill ...

  9. Sony BMG Sued Over Artists' Digital Rates

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue, members of the Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Sony BMG h In a case that could seismically alter the way ...

  10. Mario Sues Production Company To Void Contract

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a lawsuit today (Feb. 16) against Troy Patterson and Third Street Music Group to void his contract with the production company, which he entered as a minor. Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a ...

  11. Ashanti Files Suit Over Unauthorized Release

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, na Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal ...

  12. Macrovision Sues Sima, Interburn

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Macrovision filed a lawsuit June 15 against Sima Products Corp. and Interburn Enterprises, alleging that the companies manufacture software that infringes on Macrovision's intellectual property and vi LOS ANGELES -- Macrovision filed a lawsui ...

  13. Case Summary: Fair Use of Concert Posters

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Graham Archives sued book publishers that used images of concert posters in a Grateful Dead biographical book for copyright infringement. The U.S. District Court in New York granted the publisher Bill Graham Archives sued book publishers that ...

  14. Court Holds Reznor/Malm Contract Not Unconscionable

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an ongoing litigation between Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and his former manager and business partner John Malm Jr., a federal judge held April 22 that their management contract was not "unconsci NEW YORK -- In an ongoing litigation ...

  15. Case Summary: Right to Sue for Infringement & Fair Use of Film Clips

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a lawsuit brought against ABC by a company that licenses films and film clips, the U.S. District Court in New York wrote an opinion April 5, exploring issues involving assignments of copyright infr In a lawsuit brought against ABC by a company ...

  16. NY Court Recognizes Common Law Copyright In Sound Recordings

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New York without permission, an appellate court held April 5. As a result, Capitol Records may continue with a copyri NEW YORK -- Record labels may stop other compa ...

  17. Capitol Can Go Forward With Case Vs. Naxos

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New York without permission, an appellate court held yesterday (April 5). Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New Yor ...

  18. World Wrestling Sues Toy & Game Makers

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. on Oct. 19 filed suit against toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. and videogame maker THQ Inc., alleging a bribery scheme involving a lucrative license deal for toys and ga NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Wrestling Entertain ...

  19. New York Court Strikes Down Anti-Bootlegging Criminal Statute

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if one judge's opinion is upheld. NEW YORK -- Bootleg recordings of live concerts may no longer be a federal crime in New York City, at least if o ...

  20. Emmis Sues Clear Channel Over DJ Star

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis wants Clear Channel to take its grubby paws off bad boy DJ "Star" -- at least until next March. NEW YORK -- Emmis wants Clear Channel to take its grubby paws off bad boy DJ "Star" -- at least until next March. Emmis Radio ...

  21. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...