Sly Stone Faces Trial Over Coachella Royalties Rant

Law360, Los Angeles (March 28, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A California judge ruled Thursday that Sly Stone’s former manager's defamation claim concerning a dispute over the funk legend's royalties can proceed to trial, ruling that a jury should decide whether Stone slandered him by calling him a thief at a 2010 music festival.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney ruled that Stone, who founded the band Sly and the Family Stone during the 1960s, couldn't get Gerald Goldstein's defamation claim dismissed via the so-called litigation privilege because he made the statements at...
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