UMG, Interscope Silence $2M Royalty Suit Over Rapper 'Game'

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A California judge Friday tossed fraud and breach of contract claims against Universal Music Group Inc., Interscope Records and others, finding that a music production company that claims it discovered rapper Game waited too long to sue for $2.1 million in digital download royalties.

The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Rosenblatt granting the record labels’ motion for summary adjudication on the two claims effectively eviscerated the lawsuit brought by Desperado Entertainment Inc., which argues it should have been paid a 50 percent royalty...
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