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Labels Encourage Remy's Gangsterism?
Highest Court New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Concert Attendee(s)
Defendants Music Publisher(s)
Record Label(s)
Remy Ma
Universal Music Group
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Defendant is Remy Ma, a female hip-hop artist allegedly known for her violent personality and music. Plaintiff was at Ma's birthday party, and, after a dispute erupted between the two, Ma shot Plaintiff in the stomach at close range. Plaintiff sued Remy Ma, but also included Ma's record label, music publisher, and assorted other music entities. Regarding the associated companies, Plaintiff alleged they negligently promoted her antisocial and dangerous behavior, and that signing her to a record contract constituted negligent hiring. Prior to this opinion, Ma was convicted of criminal assault, among other things. After Ma sought to stay this suit pending appeal of the criminal conviction, which the court denied (the verdict in the criminal trial was final, not pending, even if appeals were possible), the court found that the assorted music entities were not Ma's employer and could not be held liable for Ma's persona or behavior. Even if Plaintiff could show that the Defendants were Ma's employers, the contracts defining their relationship allegedly expired before the shooting incident, so there could be no liability anyway. - LSW

Legal Issues
Constitutional Law Fifth Amendment Self-Incrimination
General Affirmative Defenses Prior Pending Action & Abstention
Torts Negligence Negligent Supervision, Procedures & Precautions
    Personal & Emotional Injury


Opinions Barnes-Joseph v. Smith
901 N.Y.S.2d 594
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division , May 11, 2010 ( _ )


Barnes-Joseph v. Smith
2009 WL 7074349
New York Supreme Court , April 01, 2009 ( No. 305176/2008 )


Barnes-Joseph v. Smith
2009 WL 7074350
New York Supreme Court , August 19, 2009 ( _ )


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Related Searches Parties
Concert Attendee(s) ( Plaintiff )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Record Label(s) ( Defendant )
Remy Ma ( Defendant )
Universal Music Group ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Constitutional Law / Fifth Amendment / Self-Incrimination
General / Affirmative Defenses / Prior Pending Action & Abstention
Torts / Negligence / Negligent Supervision, Procedures & Precautions
Torts / Negligence / Personal & Emotional Injury

Courts
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (highest court)
New York Supreme Court


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