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Beck Busted for Sampling
Highest Court M.D. Georgia
Year Ended 2001
Plaintiffs Jenkins, Johnny
Defendants Beck
Geffen Records
Music Producer(s)
Music Publisher(s)
Polygram Records
Record Label(s)
Rothrock, Tom
Schnapf, Rob
Stephenson, Karl
Universal Music
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Songwriter from 1950s/1960s sued Beck and others for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and assorted related claims. Beck purportedly used portions of Plaintiff's song in his own and other Defendants released Plaintiff's music in various capacities alleged to be illicit (might as well sue everyone at once, eh?). The court granted Plaintiff's motion to compel discovery in part, allowing discovery to go forward with respect to Plaintiff's breach of contract and unfair competition claims. - LSW & SKR

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Evidence Discovery
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
Copyrights Infringement Common Law Rights
General Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
Torts Dignitary Torts Defamation & Injurious Falsehood
  Economic Torts Civil Conspiracy
    Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts
  State Statute/Common Law Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts


Opinions Jenkins v. Campbell
200 F.R.D. 498
M.D. Georgia , April 10, 2001 ( No. 5:97-CV-678(WDO) )


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Related Searches Parties
Beck ( Defendant )
Geffen Records ( Defendant )
Jenkins, Johnny ( Plaintiff )
Music Producer(s) ( Defendant )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Polygram Records ( Defendant )
Record Label(s) ( Defendant )
Rothrock, Tom ( Defendant )
Schnapf, Rob ( Defendant )
Stephenson, Karl ( Defendant )
Universal Music ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Evidence / Discovery
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Copyrights / Infringement / Common Law Rights
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
Torts / Dignitary Torts / Defamation & Injurious Falsehood
Torts / Economic Torts / Civil Conspiracy
Torts / Economic Torts / Interference with Contract, Business, Interests & Expectancy
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts

Courts
M.D. Georgia (highest court)


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