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Former Artist vs. Cash Money
Highest Court E.D. Louisiana
Year Ended 2003
Plaintiffs B.G.
Defendants Baby/Birdman
Cash Money Records
Film Studio(s)
Financial Professional(s)
Money Mack Music
Music Merchandiser(s)
Music Producer(s)
Slim Thug
Tour Manager(s)
Other Hot Boys
Short Description Plaintiff is B.G., member of the Hot Boys, who sued Cash Money Records and various associated parties (including the Williams Brothers, co-founders Baby/Birdman and Mannie Fresh, also of the hip-hop duo Big Tymers), who had promised to manage Plaintiff's financial affairs, including filing taxes. Plaintiff alleged he relied on Defendants' assertions and did not worry about his own finances, did not file taxes, and did not hire an attorney throughout the parties' 10-year relationship, which began while Plaintiff was still a minor. B.G. sued for various causes of action, including breach of contract, fiduciary duty, conversion, and others, requesting an accounting, rescission of agreements, preliminary injunction, damages, and more. Defendants moved the case to federal court, alleging the actions were "equivalent to copyright," and thus preempted by the Copyright Act. The District Court disagreed and granted Plaintiff's motion to remand to state court; all of Plainitff's actions were validly stated under state theories and no federal jurisdiction exists. - LSW

Legal Issues
Business Associations Fiduciary Relationships Fiduciary Duties
Conflicts of Law Jurisdiction & Forum Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
General Equitable Remedies Accounting
    Rescission
Torts Privacy Torts Commercial Misappropriation of Name/Likeness
  Property Torts Conversion


Opinions Dorsey v. Money Mack Music, Inc.
2003 WL 22994273
E.D. Louisiana , December 15, 2003 ( No. Civ.A. 03-3022 )


Dorsey v. Money Mack Music, Inc.
304 F. Supp. 2d 858
E.D. Louisiana , December 01, 2003 ( No. Civ.A. 03-2022 )


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Related Searches Parties
B.G. ( Plaintiff )
Baby/Birdman ( Defendant )
Cash Money Records ( Defendant )
Film Studio(s) ( Defendant )
Financial Professional(s) ( Defendant )
Hot Boys ( Other )
Money Mack Music ( Defendant )
Music Merchandiser(s) ( Defendant )
Music Producer(s) ( Defendant )
Slim Thug ( Defendant )
Tour Manager(s) ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Business Associations / Fiduciary Relationships / Fiduciary Duties
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
General / Equitable Remedies / Accounting
General / Equitable Remedies / Rescission
Torts / Privacy Torts / Commercial Misappropriation of Name/Likeness
Torts / Property Torts / Conversion

Courts
E.D. Louisiana (highest court)


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