Tag Archives: lawsuits

  • George Clinton on Legal Battles: ‘I Got a Lawyer Habit Now’ (Watch)

    Oct 23, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *George Clinton was a guest on “Tavis Smiley” Wednesday night to plug his new book, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir.” Among the topics addressed was the legal battles surrounding the rights to his music, a fight that has given him a sense of purpose. “I’m 73 […]

  • Court Supports EMI in Lawsuit Over Duke Ellington’s Royalties

    Oct 23, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *New York’s highest court is backing EMI in a lawsuit filed against the music publisher by Duke Ellington’s heirs. Descendants of the late pianist, bandleader and composer have been seeking half the royalties from foreign sales of his music, according to Billboard. Their original 2010 suit alleges breach of the 1961 standard songwriter royalty contract. Ellington […]

  • Keenan and Shawn Wayans Sued By Their Own Lawyers

    Oct 9, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Brothers Keenan and Shawn Wayans have been hit by a lawsuit from their own attorneys. The comedians allegedly owe the firm S & E Azriliant more than $63,000 for legal services provided between 2008 and 2009. According to TMZ, Keenan owes $21,800 and Shawn owes $22,000. Plus, they both failed to pay a joint bill […]

  • ‘Wendy Williams’ Intern Files Class Action Lawsuit Over Workload

    Oct 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 9 Comments

    *A former intern at “The Wendy Williams Show” is suing its syndicator Lionsgate and producers Debmar-Mercury claiming he and others were made to work like full-time employees, according to Deadline.com. “Upon information and belief, beginning in or around September 2008, the Defendants maintained a common policy and practice of employing interns on The Wendy Williams […]

  • Pras Sues NY Post for Defamation Over 9/11 Benefit Story

    Oct 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Just days after the New York Post published an article that was headlined, “Ex-Fugee rapper bailed on his own 9/11 benefit concert,” Pras Michel has filed a $30 million defamation lawsuit claiming much of the story was false and damaging to his reputation. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oct. 5 article reported that Pras […]

  • Jamie Foxx Sued over New Song ‘Party Ain’t a Party’

    Sep 19, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the actor is being sued over the release. Eriq Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter breaks it down: The copyright lawsuit filed by Nontra Records on Thursday against Foxx, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz over “Party Ain’t a Party,” centers on […]