Sony Faces Download Claims In Trimmed Toto Royalty Suit

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 5:44 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge dismissed a large part of a lawsuit Tuesday in which rock band Toto accused Sony Music Entertainment of shortchanging it on royalties, but said Toto could pursue a contract claim over royalties on digital downloads since July 2008.

U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan adopted a magistrate judge's Dec. 11 report and recommendation that said Sony's bid to dismiss Toto's amended complaint should be granted with respect to the part of Toto's contract claim based on  royalty accounting periods ending June 30,...
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