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Hawthorne Heights Contract Exclusive?
Highest Court N.D. Illinois
Year Ended 2007
Plaintiffs Hawthorne Heights
Defendants Brummel, Tony "Victory"
Music Publisher(s)
Victory Records
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Hawthorne Heights, one of the biggest acts of the early 2000s "emo" explosion, rose through the ranks of music stardom through the infamous independent record label, Chicago-based Victory Records, which is renowned in the business for its owner's aggressiveness and irratic behavior, as well as the labels' extensive control over artists' income and contractual freedom. When HH wanted to leave the label and pursue a more fruitful career at a label with less-scary executives, they sued and--miraculously--were so freed. It happens to be that Tony "Victory" Brummel, the label's outspoken owner, who purportedly insists on writing his own contracts himself, neglected to include any language of exclusivity. That means HH must still record more albums for Victory, as per the contract, but they are not barred from recording for others. They signed to Virgin, but the label problems stunted their momentum. They recently signed to Wind-Up another large indie. - LSW

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Preliminary Injunction
Contracts Breach Exclusivity & Restrictive/Negative Covenants
  Equitable Remedies Rescission
  Terms Construction & Interpretation
Copyrights Infringement Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
  Ownership Declaratory Judgment
General Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
Torts Economic Torts Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement
    Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy
  Privacy Torts False Light
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Trademark Infringement
    Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts


Opinions Bucciarelli-Tieger v. Victory Records, Inc.
2007 WL 1610460
N.D. Illinois , May 16, 2007 ( No. 06 C 4258 )


Bucciarelli-Tieger v. Victory Records, Inc.
2007 WL 1498910
N.D. Illinois , May 17, 2007 ( No. 06 C 4258 )


Bucciarelli-Tieger v. Victory Records, Inc.
488 F. Supp. 2d 702
N.D. Illinois , March 01, 2007 ( No. 06 C 4258 )


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Related Searches Parties
Brummel, Tony "Victory" ( Defendant )
Hawthorne Heights ( Plaintiff )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Victory Records ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Preliminary Injunction
Contracts / Breach / Exclusivity & Restrictive/Negative Covenants
Contracts / Equitable Remedies / Rescission
Contracts / Terms / Construction & Interpretation
Copyrights / Infringement / Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Copyrights / Ownership / Declaratory Judgment
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
Torts / Economic Torts / Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement
Torts / Economic Torts / Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy
Torts / Privacy Torts / False Light
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Trademark Infringement
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts

Courts
N.D. Illinois (highest court)


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