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Tim McGraw Sued for Breach of Contract, Copyright Infringement


Posted on Jan 01, 2016

Country music star Tim McGraw is accused of breaching a contract and committing copyright infringement. The lawsuit is brought by Curb Records. Also named in the action is Big Machine Records. The lawsuit was filed in federal court.

In addition to the breach of contract and copyright infringement claims brought against McGraw in federal court, the singer was also sued in Tennessee state court. Despite both of these actions against the singer, Curb Records has not been able to stop McGraw from recording new music under the terms of his new agreement with Big Machine. The company and McGraw released the song “Two Lanes of Freedom” in early 2013.

In its filing, Curb Records asks that the court order McGraw to return the master recordings of the songs in question. The plaintiff also requests compensatory and punitive damages. Finally, Curb Records asks the judge to grant an injunction, preventing McGraw from making any future recording or releasing any music until the terms of its contract with McGraw have been fulfilled. While the state case remains before a judge, the court did allow McGraw to record music for a new label. That decision was also upheld during an appeal.

To learn more about breach of contract and other business litigation matters, contact a New York breach of contract attorney today at (888) 497-3410. Time is of the essence since breach of contract matters are subject to a statute of limitations. Waiting too long may interfere with your ability to bring a successful breach of contract claim in New York.

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