Elvis' Estate Sues Arista Over German Ringtones

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC said Tuesday it has sued Arista Music in Germany for using the rock idol's recordings in ringtones and other digital media without adequately compensating the musician for the tunes despite a 1973 buyout agreement.

The suit, backed by the Calunius Litigation Risk Fund, seeks millions of euros from the former RCA Records, claiming that when Presley agreed to accept $5.4 million in exchange for rights to his back catalog in order to end his previous deals with the label, he could not...
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