Sly Stone Wants Sony Dancing To Tune Of $50M In Royalties

Law360, Los Angeles (April 23, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- Funk legend Sly Stone asked a California appellate court Tuesday to revive his lawsuit alleging Sony Music Entertainment helped his former manager bilk him out of $50 million in royalties, arguing a trial judge erroneously ruled valid a 1989 contract purportedly waiving Stone’s rights to receive the payments directly.

William H. Forman, a lawyer representing Stone, said at oral arguments before a three-judge state appellate panel that it made “no sense” for Sony to say the 1989 contract waived Stone's rights to future usage of music...
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