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Chi-Lites vs. Purported Theifs
Highest Court D. Nevada
Year Ended 2003
Plaintiffs Music Publisher(s)
Defendants Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Polygram Records
Universal Music Group
Other Chi-Lites
Short Description Plaintiff is apparently the publisher with rights to songs by the Chi-Lites, specifically the song "Message to the World," here suing the Chi-Lites' record label and others, alleging not just copyright infringement and breach of contract, but "theft by deception" as well. Unfortunately, "theft by deception" is not an existing tort, and is thus dismissed. The other causes of action will proceed to trial. - LSW

Legal Issues
Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitration Arbitration Provision
Constitutional Law Fifth Amendment Due Process
    Takings Clause
  Fourteenth Amendment Due Process
    Equal Protection
    Privileges & Immunities
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
Copyrights Infringement Performance Rights
    Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
    Unauthorized Licensing
General Affirmative Defenses Statutes of Limitation
  Equitable Defenses Laches
Torts Economic Torts Civil Conspiracy
  Property Torts Theft by Deception


Opinions Germaine Music v. Universal Songs of Polygram
275 F.Supp.2d 1288
D. Nevada , July 25, 2003 ( No. CV-S-03-0047 PMP(LRL) )


Germaine Music v. Universal Songs of Polygram
130 Fed.Appx. 153
Ninth Circuit , May 03, 2005 ( No. 03-17295 )


Germaine Music v. Universal Songs of Polygram
2006 WL 3780131
D. Nevada , December 20, 2006 ( No. 2:03-cv-00047-PMP-LRL )


Crook v. Universal Songs of Polygram
350 Fed.Appx. 102
Ninth Circuit , July 29, 2009 ( No. 07-16479 )


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Related Searches Parties
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) ( Defendant )
Chi-Lites ( Other )
Music Publisher(s) ( Plaintiff )
Polygram Records ( Defendant )
Universal Music Group ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Alternative Dispute Resolution / Arbitration / Arbitration Provision
Constitutional Law / Fifth Amendment / Due Process
Constitutional Law / Fifth Amendment / Takings Clause
Constitutional Law / Fourteenth Amendment / Due Process
Constitutional Law / Fourteenth Amendment / Equal Protection
Constitutional Law / Fourteenth Amendment / Privileges & Immunities
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Copyrights / Infringement / Performance Rights
Copyrights / Infringement / Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Copyrights / Infringement / Unauthorized Licensing
General / Affirmative Defenses / Statutes of Limitation
General / Equitable Defenses / Laches
Torts / Economic Torts / Civil Conspiracy
Torts / Property Torts / Theft by Deception

Courts
D. Nevada (highest court)
Ninth Circuit


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