Capitol Records Sued For 'Alvin And The Chipmunks' Cash

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 3:00 PM EST) -- The owner of the rights to Alvin and the Chipmunks hit EMI’s Capitol Records with a suit on Friday accusing the Los Angeles-based record label of cheating it out of royalties from the furry cartoon singers.

Bagdasarian Productions LLC, a Montecito, Calif.-based company, brought the suit in California state court after Capitol had moved to get a similar federal court action thrown out for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction, according to the suit.

Bagdasarian agreed to dismiss the federal case without prejudice and brought the state action...
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