Funk Legend Wins Remand Of UMG Royalty Spat

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has sided with godfather of funk George Clinton in a contract battle with Universal Music Group Inc. over royalties from master recordings with the band Parliament dating back to the 1970s, ruling that a lower court erroneously granted judgment to UMG on several claims.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded portions of the case on Tuesday, saying the district court incorrectly granted summary judgment to UMG on five of Clinton's claims and that several factual issues...
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