box1 header1
Entry Detail
Terms of Use The data on this site is for education, insights, and entertainment, and is not to be used for commercial purposes. If you want to use content for noncommercial purposes, be kind and give us due credit. To read the full Terms of Use, click here.
Options Conduct New Search
Copy Permalink to this Item
 
Luny Contract Invalid?
Highest Court S.D. Florida
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Band Member(s)
LT's Benjamin Records
Defendants Music Publisher(s)
UMG Records
Other Luny Tunes
Short Description Plaintiffs include Luny, of the production duo Luny Tunes, best known for their central role in the reggaeton careers of artists such as Daddy Yankee. Defendants, including entities of the Universal Music Group, contracted to be provided Plaintiff's exclusive output, as per standard recording agreements. In this suit, Luny alleged that Defendants breached their contract, that the contract was an unenforceable restraint on trade, that UMG failed to adequately promote Plaintiff's work, and that he was owed over $2.5 million in past due amounts. This opinion addressed mostly Plaintiff's claims that the contract was an illegal restraint on trade, brought under state statutes. Most record contracts restrict artists' legal rights to perform for other record labels, and this contract was no different. On Defendant's motion to dismiss, the court held that one vital element of the claim, the "reasonableness" of the restrictive covenant in the contract, was an issue of fact that was not properly decided on a motion to dismiss. - LSW

Legal Issues
Consumer Protection State Statute/Common Law Antitrust, Monopoly & Restraint of Trade
Contracts Breach Declaratory Judgment
    Exclusivity & Restrictive/Negative Covenants
    Good Faith & Fair Dealing
General Equitable Remedies Accounting


Opinions LT's Benjamin Records, Inc. v. Machete Music
2010 WL 2573961
S.D. Florida , June 24, 2010 ( No. 09-23770-CIV )


Errors Do you see something that is not correct?
The Discography is an ongoing project. Some entries in the database are displayed in various stages of completion. If you see spelling or grammar issues, they are likely to be corrected in the near future as they're noticed by editors (they're on the "To Do" list, we promise). But If you notice errors regarding facts, legal conclusions, or other information, please contact us to let us know. We've done our best, but can't assure perfection. Thank you.


Related Searches Parties
Band Member(s) ( Plaintiff )
LT's Benjamin Records ( Plaintiff )
Luny Tunes ( Other )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
UMG Records ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Consumer Protection / State Statute/Common Law / Antitrust, Monopoly & Restraint of Trade
Contracts / Breach / Declaratory Judgment
Contracts / Breach / Exclusivity & Restrictive/Negative Covenants
Contracts / Breach / Good Faith & Fair Dealing
General / Equitable Remedies / Accounting

Courts
S.D. Florida (highest court)


permalink to this entry