Lawsuit charges Sony cheated "Idol" contestants - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Lawsuit charges Sony cheated "Idol" contestants

Posted: Updated:

A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated "American Idol" contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties.
    
The lawsuit was filed Thursday by 19 Recordings, a music company founded by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller.
    
The lawsuit says 19 discovered the royalty issue from two separate audits of Sony's records.
    
Other artists named in the suit include Clay Aiken, Chris Daughtry and Jordin Sparks.
    
Attorney Richard Busch, of the Nashville firm King & Ballow, says the legal action was necessary to protect the rights of 19's artists.
    
A Sony spokeswoman said she had no comment on the lawsuit.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • 4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:58:18 GMT
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
  • Snyder wants FEMA to conduct damage assessment

    Snyder wants FEMA to conduct damage assessment

    Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following the flooding that ravaged parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
    Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following the flooding that ravaged parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
  • Christie heading to Ohio in September

    Christie heading to Ohio in September

    Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.
    Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!