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"My Contract's Bad And I'm Gonna Be in Trouble"
Highest Court New York Supreme Court
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Angels
Defendants Music Publisher(s)
Record Label(s)
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Plaintiffs are the Allbut sisters, the two backing vocalists for The Angels, who had a massive hit with "My Boyfriend's Back." The sisters had not received royalties for the recording (they didn't write it so publishing is unavailable) since they repudiated the exclusivity provision in their contract in the 1960s. The court here found that, at least regarding royalty payments due within the previous six years, the doctrine of laches did not bar the suit, because Defendants could not show prejudice on account of the delay. However, most other claims were barred by statutes of limitation. - LSW

Legal Issues
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
Copyrights Ownership Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
General Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
  Equitable Remedies Accounting
    Rescission


Opinions Sirico v. F.G.G. Productions, Inc.
896 N.Y.S.2d 61
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division , March 04, 2010 ( _ )


Sirico v. F.G.G. Productions, Inc.
2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 34263(U) / 2007 WL 4693202
New York Supreme Court , December 28, 2007 ( No. 0604403/2005 )


Sirico v. F.G.G. Productions, Inc.
2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 32333(U) / 2008 WL 3996235
New York Supreme Court , August 19, 2008 ( No. 0604403/2005 )


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Related Searches Parties
Angels ( Plaintiff )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Record Label(s) ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Copyrights / Ownership / Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
General / Equitable Remedies / Accounting
General / Equitable Remedies / Rescission

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


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