Ricky Nelson's Estate Sues Capitol Over Royalties

Law360, New York (October 5, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT) -- The estate of singer and actor Ricky Nelson sued Capitol Records LLC in California on Monday, accusing it of breaching a contract by underpaying royalties for music recorded by the late pop star.

The Rick Nelson Co. LLC brought the suit after an audit of Capitol in reference to Ricky Nelson’s catalog revealed improper accounting by the record company, according to the suit.

Capitol is a subsidiary of multinational music company EMI Group Ltd., which was not named in the suit.

Ricky Nelson was a teenage...
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