Capitol Won't Surrender Royalties In '80s Singer's Suit

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Capitol Records LLC asked a California federal judge on Monday to dismiss a putative class action claiming it failed to properly compensate Dale Bozzio, former frontwoman of the '80s band Missing Persons, for digital content licenses, arguing that Bozzio had no binding claim on the royalty payments under the band’s contract.

Capitol, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI, is a defendant in the case Bozzio filed in the Northern District of California on behalf of other artists with the record company. The suit alleges that EMI...
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