Ex-KISS Guitarist Must Forfeit Royalties For Fees: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Former KISS guitarist Vinnie “Vinnie Vincent” Cusano must fork over royalty payments to the band's frontman Gene “Gene Simmons” Klein to cover attorneys' fees stemming from a lost legal battle against the singer, the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday, rejecting Cusano's arguments that the payments were protected from garnishment.

The appeals court ruling affirms a California federal court's decisions arising from Cusano's royalty dispute with Klein. In his 1997 complaint, Cusano claimed that KISS wasn’t paying him all the royalties that were due to him for songs...
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