After eight years of litigation music industry giant Sony BMG Music Entertainment has settled a lawsuit filed by leading industry entertainment Attorney James L. Walker, Jr. Walker alleged in his lawsuit that the music industry giant refused to allow urban artists effective legal representation.
“We felt strongly all along this was a case we had to fight in order to protect artists and their right to choose effective legal representation and also the best manager, attorney, publicist, accountant in protecting themselves as artists,” said Kenny Walker, spokesperson at the firm.
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Filed nearly a decade ago in 2005, the Connecticut & Atlanta based Walker & Associates law firm alleged that Verity Records, Provident Distribution, Zomba (now owned by Sony), and Max Siegel, tortuously interfered with contractual relationships that the law firm had with dozens of artists. The case received national attention as no firm had challenged Sony before and won in this manner.(LA Times http://articles.latimes.com/2005/may/02/business/fi-gospel2)