Judge Won't Hear 'Bizarre' Wu-Tang Royalties Fight

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge said Wednesday it wasn't her place to clarify an appeals court's decision in a royalties and intellectual property dispute among members of hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, telling attorneys that "it's ridiculous to come to me."

"I'm not going to touch this with a 10-foot pole," Judge Barbara Kapnick said. "I can't possibly be asked to interpret appellate division decisions. I really think you have to go back to them for clarification."

The confusion arises from the wording to an appeals court decision modifying a royalties judgment calculated by Judge Richard B. Lowe III — a...

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