KC And The Sunshine Band Member's Estate Sues For Royalties

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The estate of former KC and the Sunshine Band member Ronald Louis Smith claims that band founder Harry Wayne Casey illegally withheld royalty payments for songs Smith wrote under Casey's record label, seeking over $250,000 in damages in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Florida federal court.

Over the past 30 years, Smith's song “Spank” and other compositions earned money worldwide, but Smith received only a fraction of the proceeds in violation of his agreement with Casey's Sunshine Sound Entertainment Inc. and music publisher Harrick Music Inc.,...
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