George Clinton IP Settlement Cut Out Ex-Firm, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A law firm that formerly represented funk legend George Clinton said in an appeal Friday to the Ninth Circuit that it should have been higher on the priority list of creditors when the trial court decided how to distribute the settlement of the artist's copyright-infringement suit against the Black Eyed Peas.

The settlement, which was approved by the trial court in June 2012, allocated the lion's share of the settlement to the Internal Revenue Service for an outstanding federal tax lien, but the Seattle-based law firm...
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