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Who Gets "Piano" Smith's Money?
Highest Court S.D. New York
Year Ended 1997
Plaintiffs Cotillion Music
Warner-Chappell Music
Defendants Music Publisher(s)
Royalty Collector(s)
Smith, Huey "Piano"
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description In a complicated case involving a royalty account held by the publisher and music company with copyrights to songs by Huey "Piano" Smith, Plaintiff publisher sought to determine proper division of funds in a royalty account containing around $45,000, from which four different parties claimed rights to distributions. The court held that claims by the government and a third party, AREC (see "Royalty Collector vs. 'Piano' Smith"), were valid, and that Plaintiff's duties were discharged thus discharged. Further, the court found Smith's cross-motion for copyright infringement meritless. - LSW

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure Third Party Claims Interpleader
Copyrights Infringement General
  Ownership Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
General Affirmative Defenses Statutes of Limitation
Taxation Federal Income Tax Attachment, Garnishment, Liens & Levies
Torts Economic Torts Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement


Opinions Cotillion Music, Inc. v. Smith
1997 WL 91091
S.D. New York , March 04, 1997 ( No. 95 CIV. 6537(CSH) )


Cotillion Music, Inc. v. Smith
79 A.F.T.R.2d 97-2528 / 1997 WL 40920
S.D. New York , January 31, 1997 ( No. 95 Civ. 6537 )


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Related Searches Parties
Cotillion Music ( Plaintiff )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Royalty Collector(s) ( Defendant )
Smith, Huey "Piano" ( Defendant )
Warner-Chappell Music ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Civil Procedure / Third Party Claims / Interpleader
Copyrights / Infringement / General
Copyrights / Ownership / Assignments, Licenses & Renewal Rights
General / Affirmative Defenses / Statutes of Limitation
Taxation / Federal Income Tax / Attachment, Garnishment, Liens & Levies
Torts / Economic Torts / Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement

Courts
S.D. New York (highest court)


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