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George Clinton, UMG Settle 5-Year-Old Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between funk icon George Clinton and Universal Music Group Inc. in a contract suit over royalties from master recordings with the band Parliament dating back to the 1970s.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez approved a settlement in which UMG will hold $80,000, which Clinton will receive when he reaches an agreement or obtains a court order in a dispute with Hendricks & Lewis PLLC, which represented Clinton in the mid-2000s and is seeking to recover nearly...
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