Mercury Lounge Rocks Live Nation With Poaching Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The owners of famed New York City nightspot Mercury Lounge on Monday hit concert promotion giant Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and the club’s former chief booking agent with unfair competition and contract claims, claiming Live Nation poached the agent.

S.W. Monte Inc. and Bowery Presents LLC, which own the live music venue, claim Live Nation poached Jay Belin despite the fact that he is under contract with the club for another year.

Part of Mercury’s success over the last few years can be attributed to Belin,...
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