Dr. Dre Prevails In Death Row Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (April 20, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT) -- Rap legend Dr. Dre scored a victory Tuesday in a royalty dispute with the record label he co-founded, Wideawake Death Row Entertainment LLC, when a California federal judge ruled that Death Row breached Dr. Dre's contract by selling his music online.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder found that the terms of a 1996 agreement between Death Row and Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, the label is unambiguously barred from distributing the rapper's music in any form that did not exist when the contract...
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