Julie Greer Wins Sanctions Award for Sony Music Entertainment
Coblentz Intellectual Property-Litigation Partner Julie Greer has recovered sanctions on behalf of client Sony Music Entertainment in a case involving the Jazz legend, Nina Simone. Nina Simone’s former husband and business manager, Andrew Stroud, and his attorney were ordered to pay more than $40,000 in sanctions to the jazz great’s estate, record label, and attorney after a federal court ruling by U.S. District Judge Donna Ryu. The case involves the ownership and sale of Nina Simone’s recordings. The Court found that Stroud violated a 2011 Court Order by selling disputed recordings to entertainment company, ICU.