2nd Circ. Upholds $1.2M Award Over Black Eyed Peas Track

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday preserved a $1.2 million damages award against a record producer accused of licensing a song he did not own to the Black Eyed Peas, with the court ruling that the man had failed to demonstrate the necessary ownership for reversal.

The appellate court upheld a New York trial court's summary judgment ruling against James Louis McCants, who faced a lawsuit from Cleveland disc jockey and songwriter Orrin Lynn Tolliver accusing the producer of licensing a Tolliver-penned track to the hip-hop group...
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