Ray Charles' Kids Win Bid To Reclaim Song Rights

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 6:20 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Friday that Ray Charles' children could reclaim the rights to some of his songs, tossing a suit lodged by the singer's foundation, which alleged the children's efforts violated an agreement they made with their father before he died.

Granting a motion to strike filed by seven of Charles' children, U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins threw out the Ray Charles Foundation's state breach of contract claims, which involved allegations that the children violated a trust agreement they reached with Charles before...
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