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EMI Close To Shaking The Four Seasons' Music Rights Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 21, 2018, 10:08 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively dismissed Four Seasons crooners Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio's suit alleging EMI Music is holding their music’s foreign distribution rights hostage, writing the Golden State court doesn't have jurisdiction over the dispute between the musicians' New York-based business entities and the London-based music publisher.

At the outset of the hearing in downtown Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald issued a 14-page tentative ruling indicating he would grant EMI Music Publishing Ltd.’s motion to dismiss the suit brought by...
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