A class action lawsuit looking for at the least $one hundred million in damages was filed Friday towards Universal Music Group on behalf of artists together with rock bands Soundgarden and Hole, the estates of rapper Tupac Shakur and rocker Tom Petty, and nation-rock singer-songwriter Steve Earle over a 2008 hearth in Los Angeles by which grasp recordings made by these artists are alleged to have been destroyed.
It’s the primary authorized motion taken since news surfaced last week of the extent of injury from the June 1, 2008, blaze that decimated a storage facility on the lot at Universal Studios Hollywood that housed a trove of recordings in UMG’s possession.
The go well with, filed in U.S. Central District Courtroom in Los Angeles by three regulation companies, states that Universal Music owes their shoppers, and others nonetheless to be recognized, half of a confidential settlement UMG negotiated with its sister firm, Universal Studios, estimated in the courtroom papers to be value a minimum of $one hundred fifty million.
Representatives for Common Music Group couldn’t be reached for remark.
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