Curb loses another round against McGraw
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
– Curb Records lost another court battle against Tim McGraw, who used to be on the roster. A federal court declined to hear Curb's lawsuit against McGraw and Big Machine Records, his current label.
McGraw left Curb last year after a tumultuous relationship and inked a deal with Big Machine. He released "Two Lanes of Freedom" earlier this year.
A U.S. District Court judge in Nashville signed an order administratively closing the suit until a decision over copyright of music McGraw recorded is made in a lawsuit filed in Tennessee state court.
The label had filed a lawsuit over copyright and breach of contract issues.
McGraw countersued and has won several court decisions since he bolted for Big Machine.
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