Ex-Village People Cop Sues Production Co. For $1.6M

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT) -- The original lead singer for disco superstars The Village People sued the band's production company in New York last week for $1.6 million, alleging the company underpaid his royalties in breach of several recording and publishing agreements.

Brian D. Caplan of Caplan & Ross LLP lodged the complaint on behalf of Victor Willis and his royalty assignee on April 25, alleging that an inspection of Can't Stop Productions Inc.'s books and records revealed that the company understated Willis' music publishing royalties by about $850,000 between March...
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Case Information

Case Title

Willis et al v. Can't Stop Productions, Inc. et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Shira A. Scheindlin

Date Filed

April 25, 2011


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