Prince finds himself in a familiar "situation"

Posted by Charles Colman

In a fashion law case similar to the "Situation" lawsuit I covered on Styleite.com over the weekend, Prince was sued a while back for failing to promote a line of fragrances he had signed on to endorse.

 

Prince, who has been chastised by multiple courts for missing court appearances, got a default judgment entered against him somewhere along the way; now, the New York Supreme Court has refused to vacate (i.e., throw out) one such judgment in the fragrance case.

 

Note that my last firm, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, is not representing Prince in this matter.  (That would be a bit awkward, since PBWT sued Prince for $700K in unpaid legal fees earlier this year... AFTER I left the firm to open Charles Colman Law, PLLC.)

 

Prince's music publisher, Universal Music Publishing Group, fared better under the Supreme Court's ruling.  Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C., a top New York IP firm, secured partial summary judgment for its client UMPG on the issue of liability for lost profits.

 

The court's full opinion is available here.

 

[This post is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship among any individuals or entities.  Any views expressed herein are those of the writer on the particular date of this post, and should not necessarily be attributed to his law firm or its clients.]