R&B Label Wants Motown Royalties From Amazon, Others

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Hip-hop and R&B label TufAmerica Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. and several music companies Wednesday in New York federal court, seeking to recover royalties for a number of Motown tunes including Andre Williams' hit, “Shake A Tail Feather.”

Tuf filed two separate suits claiming the companies had misappropriated its trademark and copyrights for songs that it had acquired through contracts with the original musicians and producers. 

Tuf lodged a suit against Vapac Music Publishing Inc., seeking to recover over $100,000 in fees it alleged Vapac unlawfully collected...
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Case Title

TufAmerica, Inc. v. Vapac Music Publishing, Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-06534

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Paul G. Gardephe

Date Filed

September 20, 2011


Case Title

TufAmerica, Inc. v. Martin Koppel et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-06535

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

J. Paul Oetken

Date Filed

September 20, 2011

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