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Cash Money Records Sued For $500k In Unpaid Royalties

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By Richard Gilzene on Monday 19th March 2012 Photo by L.Gallo/WENN.com

Birdman has been slapped with yet another lawsuit over using unpaid samples, with record label giant EMI taking Cash Money to court for $491k worth of royalties.

Newly released court documents show The Stunnaman and his brother and label co-owner Slim have been ducking payments on a 2009 agreement that covers samples from records owned by EMI.

"Because Defendant has ignored numerous communications from EMI regarding Defendant’s contractual obligations, EMI once more is being forced to commence a lawsuit against Defendant to recover royalty payments," says a filed document posted on the Courthouse News Service.

"The sales of Defendant’s products have far exceeded the payments that EMI has received. It is clear from Defendant’s conduct that it has no intention of honoring the Agreement."

The new lawsuit is the latest in a long line of Cash Money court battles in recent years, which include the Young Money parent label being hit with three lawsuits in one week last June and facing down accusations of sexual assault earlier this year.

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