Temptations Ain't Too Proud To Sue UMG For Digital Royalties

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The Temptations on Thursday joined a growing roster of artists suing UMG Recordings Inc. over digital royalties, the same day a California federal judge combined similar class actions brought by Rob Zombie, rapper Chuck D, and the estate of Rick James.

Otis Williams and Ron Tyson — current members of the band most known for its 1964 hit, “My Girl” — and former Temptations member Damon Harris filed two separate proposed class actions for breach of contract Thursday in California federal court.

The suits echoed previously...
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Case Title

James v. UMG Recordings, Inc.


Case Number

3:11-cv-01613

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Susan Illston

Date Filed

April 1, 2011


Case Title

Williams et al v. UMG Recordings, Inc.


Case Number

3:12-cv-01289

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Susan Illston

Date Filed

March 15, 2012

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