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Minn. Judge Cancels Universal Deal with Prince Estate

Minn. Judge Cancels Universal Deal with Prince Estate

July 13, 2017 10:10 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota judge has ruled that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince's estate.

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Universal struck a deal with the estate in January, but the estate later sought to cancel the deal after Warner Bros. Records claimed it conflicted with a contract it signed with Prince in 2014.

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide granted the estate's request in a ruling late Thursday. The judge wrote that interpreting the contracts is difficult, and it's in the best interest of the estate to avoid long and costly litigation that could result if the deal isn't canceled.

Prince died of an accidental opioid overdose last year.


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