Capitol Can't Escape '80s Singer's Digital Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday kept alive a proposed class action led by the lead singer of '80s New Wave rock band The Motels accusing Capitol Records LLC of stiffing musicians on royalties for digital downloads, saying the class's claims are not time-barred.

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Capitol's request for a three-year limitation on the musicians' claims did not apply because Capitol issued royalty statements to the band's lead singer Martha Davis and other artists that were allegedly misleading and intended to conceal...
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