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Hendrix’s Estate Defends Rescinding Concert Film Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2017, 11:27 PM EDT) -- Jimi Hendrix’s estate urged a California state appellate court Thursday to reverse a lower court’s determination it couldn’t rescind its deal with a filmmaker, saying his “unreasonable” decision to block Sony Music Entertainment’s distribution plans for a 1969 concert film violated their implied good faith covenant.

The dispute stems from footage defendant Gerald Goldstein shot of Hendrix performing two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1969. Goldstein and the estate formed a joint venture in 2010 to complete and distribute a film of...
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