UMG Suit Over Bing Crosby Album Tossed For Now

Law360, Los Angeles (June 15, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Wednesday refused to toss a suit over the rights to Bing Crosby's “White Christmas” on grounds that a contract was unenforceable under California law, but dismissed the suit without prejudice on other grounds.

Wednesday’s ruling marks a minor setback for Universal Music Group Recordings Inc. in its lawsuit against Crosby’s heirs over “The Crosby Christmas Sessions,” an album released in November containing recordings of some of the most popular Christmas tunes of all time.

Judge Holly Kendig told attorneys Wednesday that...
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