F.B. T. Productions, LLC et al v. Aftermath Records et al

Plaintiff: F.B. T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC
Defendant: Aftermath Records, Interscope Records, UMG Recording, Inc. and Ary, Inc.
 
Case Number: 2:2007cv03314
Filed: May 21, 2007
 
Court: California Central District Court
Office: Western Division - Los Angeles Office
County: XX US, Outside California
Presiding Judge: Philip S. Gutierrez
Referring Judge: Margaret A. Nagle
 
Nature of Suit: Contract: Other
Cause of Action: 28:1332 Diversity-Breach of Contract
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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September 17, 2008 123 Opinion or Order of the Court MODIFIED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle (ec)
January 20, 2009 349 Opinion or Order of the Court MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER held before Judge Philip S. Gutierrez: Before the Court are Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 257 , 170 , 175 . The Court finds the matters appropriate for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. Civ. P. 78; Local R. 7-15. After considering the moving and opposing papers, the Court hereby DENIES the motions. Please see order for further details. (wm)
March 17, 2009 528 Opinion or Order of the Court JUDGMENT by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez: On all counts, the action be dismissed on the merits as to Defendant ARY, Inc.; On the First Claim for Relief, the Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC recover nothing, the cause of action be dismiss ed on the merits, and the Defendants Aftermath Records d/b/a Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and UMG Recordings, Inc. recover costs from Plaintiffs in the amount of ______ ; On the Second Claim for Relief, the Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productio ns, LLC and Em2M, LLC recover from the Defendants Aftermath Records d/b/a Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and UMG Recordings, Inc. the sum of $159,332 with interest accruing after this judgment is entered at the rate specified in 28 U.S.C. § 1961, plus prejudgment interest and costs as determined by the Court; On the Third Claim for Relief, the Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC are not entitled to royalties under the masters licensed provisions of the March 9, 1998 and July 2, 2003 recording agreements for the distribution and sale of permanent downloads and mastertones. Rather, Defendants appropriately pay royalties for permanent downloads and mastertones under the contractual provisions that apply to sales of records through normal retail channels.The Clerk is ordered to enter this Judgment.(MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (ir)
July 6, 2009 612 Opinion or Order of the Court AMENDED FINAL JUDGMENT by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, Related to: Judgment 528 : ACCORDINGLY, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. On all counts, the action be dismissed on the merits as to Defendant ARY, Inc.; 2. On the First Claim for Relief, the Plaintif fs F.B.T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC recover nothing, the cause of action be dismissed on the merits, and the Defendants Aftermath Records d/b/a Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and UMG Recordings, Inc. recover costs from Plaintiffs i n the amount of $65,913.62; 3. On the Second Claim for Relief, the Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC recover from the Defendants Aftermath Records d/b/a Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and UMG Recordings, Inc. the sum of $159,332, with interest accruing after the date of this Court's entry of Final Judgment on this award (i.e., March 17, 2009) at the rate specified in 28 U.S.C. § 1961, plus prejudgment interest in the amount of $83,122.87 and costs in the amount of $2,415.91; 4. On the Third Claim for Relief, the Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC are not entitled to royalties under the "masters licensed" provisions of the March 9, 1998 and July 2, 2003 record ing agreements for the distribution and sale of permanent downloads and mastertones. Rather, Defendants appropriately pay royalties for permanent downloads and mastertones under the contractual provisions that apply to sales of records through normal retail channels. 5. Defendants Aftermath Records d/b/a Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and UMG Recordings, Inc. recover from Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productions, LLC and Em2M, LLC their attorneys' fees in the amount of $2,427,059.80 , with interest accruing after the date this Final Amended Judgment is entered at the rate specified in 28 U.S.C. § 1961. 6. The Court's Final Judgment, entered on March 17, 2009 (Docket No. 528), is amended in accordance with the foregoing. (bm)
July 30, 2009 624 Opinion or Order of the Court MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order Denying Ex Parte Application for an Order Permitting Registration of Judgment in Michigan by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez denying 619 Ex Parte Application: The Court finds that Plaintiffs have effectively rebutted Defendant s' initial showing under the second prong of the "good cause" analysis. Six thousand dollars can hardly be said to be substantial assets, particularly in light of the judgment of more than two million against Plaintiffs. Accordingly, "good cause" to register the judgment in Michigan has not been established. The application is DENIED. (see document for further details) (bm)
October 31, 2011 737 Opinion or Order of the Court MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (bp)

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Plaintiff: F.B. T. Productions, LLC
Represented By: Paul H Duvall
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Represented By: Paul H Duvall
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Defendant: Aftermath Records
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Defendant: UMG Recording, Inc.
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Defendant: Ary, Inc.
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