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Mar 29, 2011

Two artist managers have reportedly filed a lawsuit over royalties from Justin Bieber's song "One Less Lonely Girl," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The news source reports that Vance Tate and Thomas Oliveria claim that they represent songwriters who go by the name A-Rex.

Mar 18, 2011

Axl Rose, frontman for the rock band Guns N' Roses, recently filed a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Guitar Hero," and the case will be heard in court, the Santa Monica Daily Press reports.

According to the news provider, the musician is suing Activision Blizzard Inc. for $20 million for allegedly using a song by the band in its "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" video game.

Rose claims the company went back on a promise to not use images of the band's former guitarist, Saul "Slash" Hudson in the video game.

Mar 7, 2011

A lawsuit filed recently in New York claims that Sony paid the wrong distributor for the rights to the song "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut," which Christina Aguilera sampled in her Grammy-winning song "Ain't No Other Man," TMZ reports. 

According to the lawsuit, TufAmerica purchased the rights to the 1968 song in 2004, but Sony Music - which is Aguilera's label - allegedly made a deal with Codigo Music and the Clyde Otis Music Group in order to sample the song.

As a result, TufAmerica is seeking a declaration from the court that it is the true owner

Feb 24, 2011

The Bellamy Brothers, a country music duo, are reportedly suing singer Britney Spears for copyright infringement regarding her newest single, News Channel 5 reports.

An attorney for the country musicians recently released a statement concerning a pending lawsuit filed by the brothers against Spears, according to the news provider.

The news source reports that the lawsuit stems from certain similarities between the Bellamy Brothers' song "If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it

Feb 15, 2011

Two audience members from Kansas City, Missouri, are suing "Billy Elliot: The Musical" for millions of dollars, claiming they had to be hospitalized after they were hit by a prop during a performance in November 2009, CBS New York reports.

The lawsuit, which was filed recently in federal court in Manhattan, New York, claims the producers of the musical acted negligently with its "hazardous and dangerous" choreography and by not properly warning audience members of potential risks.

According to The Associated Press, the two audience members were sitting in