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Pink Floyd Goes To Court In Royalty Row With EMI

LONDON – (AP) Pink Floyd has begun legal action against music label EMI Group Ltd. over the way royalty payments are calculated in the digital era. The group's lawyer, Robert Howe, told the High Court that the band was disputing the way royalties for online sales are worked out. Full...

Indian Lawsuit Plaintiff: Settlement A ‘Stepping Stone’

TOPPENISH, Wash. – (AP) American Indians must urge Congress to quickly sign off on a $3.4 billion settlement of a lawsuit against the federal government for swindling them out of royalties for oil, gas, grazing and other leases, the lead plaintiff said Tuesday. "We've won some really huge...

Jimi Hendrix Bandmate Sues Over 2003 Release

LODI, N.J. - (AP) Lonnie Youngblood was a hotshot sax player on the New York club circuit in the mid-1960s when he crossed paths with Jimmy James, a young musician who was turning heads with his dazzling virtuosity on the electric guitar. After briefly playing in Youngblood's band. . . . Full version...

Actors, Union Settle Lawsuit Over Foreign Royalties

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Attorneys for the Screen Actors Guild and the actor who played Eddie Haskell on "Leave It to Beaver" have reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over the distribution of millions of dollars in foreign royalties to actors. Attorneys for the union and actor Ken Osmond...

Panel Hears Plan To Cap Attorney Fees In $3.4 Billion Settlement

(AP) Attorneys in the government's $3.4 billion settlement with American Indians over mismanaged royalties are "stonewalling" a congressional panel as they ask a judge to more than double their fees in the case, the committee's chairman said Tuesday. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is co...

Navajo Nation Settles Coal Mining Royalty Lawsuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The Navajo Nation has settled its allegations that a coal mining company conspired with others to cheat the tribe out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The tribe and Peabody Energy announced a settlement Thursday that stemmed from a 1999 lawsuit the tribe filed...