Judge Allows New Claims In Row Over Eminem Royalties

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday allowed Eminem's former label F.B.T. Productions LLC to assert additional claims against a Universal Music Group unit over foreign sales of the rapper's music, and criticized UMG for attempting to “bamboozle” the court on the issue.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez granted F.B.T.'s request to add additional allegations that UMG breached the implied covenant of good faith and a previous settlement agreement. The new claims concern UMG's method for paying royalties to F.B.T. under a master license provision for...
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