Tuesday, January 29, 2008
ENTERTAINMENT LAW: Luda, Dick Wolf, NBC
NBC has sued Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, seeking no monetary damages but instead asking the Los Angeles Superior Court for an interpretation of a contract provision that both sides have been disputing since September.According to Variety, NBC contends that an agreement inked in 2004 provides Wolf with one additional year of executive-producer fees after any L&O incarnation is granted its final one-season order. Or, if the last order from NBC is for two seasons, Wolf gets no extra coin. Wolf, though, believes he is entitled to a full two-year severance package once a L&O is not renewed. Says a Wolf rep, "NBC Universal is trying to rewrite an existing contract. SOURCE
Luda is being sued for Copyright Infringement by three producers from Chester, Pennsylvania. The producers claim that Luda stole their track and used it on his "The Red Light District" album. The lawsuit was filed in Philadephia and alleges that Boogiii Men Entertainment Group sent in a CD to Luda's label Disturbing da Peace back in 2004. The suit claims Luda's track "Get Back" had similarities to the track they had submitted to Ludacris. Boogiii Men Entertainment is being represented by James Wells of Haines & Associates.