UMG, Others Must Yield Docs In $2M Royalty Suit Over Rapper

Law360, Los Angeles (April 16, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A California state judge ordered Universal Music Group Inc., Interscope Records and others on Monday to hand over financial records in a $2.1 million breach of contract suit alleging they withheld royalties from a music production company that claims to have discovered rapper Game.

“The plaintiffs are entitled to the material underlying [the defendants’ royalty] calculations,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Rosenblatt said Monday, granting Desperado Entertainment Inc.’s request for an order requiring the defendants to turn over reams of supporting financial documents. “Defendant is...
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