Hendrix Estate Says Universal Bilked It Out Of Royalties

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT) -- The family of the late rock legend Jimi Hendrix launched a suit against Universal Music Group in a New York court on Thursday, alleging the record company cheated the estate out of royalties by distorting its sales of Hendrix's music.

Seattle-based Experience Hendrix LLC, which owns the rights to all of the music of “Purple Haze” rocker Hendrix, has had a licensing agreement with Universal since 1996 and alleges the music distribution giant has been in breach of that contract since 2007 by underreporting royalties, taking...
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