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5 ROYALES SUE “ROYALS” FOR STEALING NAME; CONCERT PROCEEDS

Feb. 7, 2014 by

Doo-Wop/R&B group The 5 Royales won a court injunction today (February 7, 1953), over a dispute involving their name. The 5 Royales were #1 on the charts today with their hit single, “Baby Dont’ Do It.” But the fellows had

Smokey Robinson

FAMILY FEUD: SMOKEY ROBINSON’S SISTER FILES LAWSUIT OVER UNPAID ROYALTIES

Jun. 4, 2013 by

Smokey Robinson’s half-sister sued the singer today (June 4, 1992), over unpaid royalties for a variety of hit songs she co-wrote with him. Smokey Robinson’s half-sister Rose Ella Jones filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Pennsylvania, claiming that Smokey

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MICHAEL BOLTON FORCED TO PAY ISLEY BROTHERS $5 MILLION OVER PLAGIARISM CHARGES

May. 9, 2013 by

A jury ruled in favor of The Isley Brothers today (May 9, 2000), and awarded the legendary soul singers a $5.4 million verdict against Michael Bolton. Michael Bolton had been accused of plagiarizing parts of The Isley Brothers song “Love

EXCLUSIVE: PERSUADERS PRODUCER ADDRESSES CASH MONEY RECORDS/BOW WOW SAMPLING CONTROVERSY

Mar. 8, 2013 by

Producer/songwriter Robert Poindexter recently issued a statement regarding a lawsuit against Cash Money Records and rapper Bow Wow. Robert Poindexter wrote a number of classic tunes for The Persuaders, including “Thin Line Between Love and Hate,” and the song at

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Aretha Franklin Files $50 Million Lawsuit Over Tabloid Boozing Reports

Nov. 28, 2012 by

Legendary recording artist Aretha Franklin filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against American Media, Inc., publisher of the tabloid Star magazine today (November 28, 2001). The lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court of Michigan, Wayne County, over a