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Teddy Riley v. Lady Gaga.pdf

Teddy Riley v. Lady Gaga.pdf

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Teddy Riley and Adida Music v. Team Love Child; Stephanie Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga; Interscope Records.

Producer Teddy Riley sues Lady Gaga and her record company for breach of contract over unpaid royalties over the song "Teeth." Riley alleges that he would license the composition and retain a percentage. The agreements are attached as exhibits.
Teddy Riley and Adida Music v. Team Love Child; Stephanie Germanotta p/k/a Lady Gaga; Interscope Records.

Producer Teddy Riley sues Lady Gaga and her record company for breach of contract over unpaid royalties over the song "Teeth." Riley alleges that he would license the composition and retain a percentage. The agreements are attached as exhibits.

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Published by: Mark H. Jaffe on Nov 04, 2013
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Plaintiff,EDWARDTHEODORERILEYP/K/ATEDDY
RILEY,
(hereinafterreferred
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 Plaintiff*
or
 Teddy
Riley )
is
an
individual,
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resident
inthestateof
Georgia.
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Plaintiff,
TeddyRiley
does
businessasADIDA
MUSIC
PUBLISHING
with
respect
to
the
publishing
ofany
musical
compositions.
2.
Plaintiff,
ADIDA
MUSIC,
INC.
is
acorporationorganizedand
existing
in
the
State
of
California,
andis
solely
owned
by
plaintiff
Teddy
Riley,
and
is
a
loanout
corporation
underwhich
Plaintiff
Teddy
Rileyprovidesservices
as
a
producer
in
the
music
business.
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and
believes
and
thereonalleges
thatDefendant,TEAMLOVE
CHILD,
LLC,
(hereafterreferredtoas
 TLC )is
aNewJersey
Limited
Liability
Company,
admittedand
authorizedtoconductbusinessintheStateofCaliforniaand
activelyconductingbusinessintheState.
3.
Plaintiffisinformed
and
believes
and
thereonalleges
that
Defendant,
STEPHANIGERMANOTTAP/K/ALADY
GAGA,
(hereafter
afterreferredtoas Germanotta )isanindividualwhomaintains
principalresidences
in
both
the
County
of
Los
Angeles,
State
of
California
and
theState
of
New
York.
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and
believes,
and
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in
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interests
between
Germanotta,
TLC,
and
Does
1
through
10,
existedsuch
that
any
 
separatenessceased
to
exist
between
them.
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of
complete
dominanceandcontrolovertheotherentitiesandtheir
properties,
rights
and
interests,
rendered
suchentities
as
mereshells
and
instrumentalities
of
each
other.
5.
Plaintiffisinformedandbelievesandthereonalleges
that
Defendant,
INTERSCOPE
RECORDS
isaDivisionofUNIVERSALMUSIC
GROUP,
INC.,
a
Delawarecorporation,
whichis
admitted
and
authorized
to
conduct
business
in
the
state
of
California,
and
with
offices
in
the
County
of
Los
Angeles,
Stateof
California
(Collectively,
INTERSCOPERECORDS
and
UNIVERSAL
MUSIC
GROUP,
INC.
shall
bereferred
toas
 Interscope ).
6.
Plaintiffisinformedandbelievesandthereonalleges
that
Defendants,
and
each
of
them
herein,
werethe
agents
of
the
other,
and
were
at
all
times
mentionedactingwithin
the
course
and
scope
of
said
agency
or
employment,
andeachDefendant
was
acting
with
full
knowledge
and
consent
of
his
superior
or
principal,
and
eachsuch
principal
or
superior
all
times
ratified
and
acquiesced
in
each
and
every
act
of
each
Defendant
and
agent
thereof,
and
as
such,
eachDefendantboundtheotherbyhisactsanddeeds..
7.
Plaintiffs
allege
that
bywritten
contract
dated
December
18,
2009,
Teddy
Riley
and
Adida
Music,Inc.
entered
into
a
record
productioncontractwith
TLC,
Germanotta,andInterscopepursuant
to
whichacomposition
entitled
 Teeth
wasproduced
(hereafter
referred
to
as
the
TLC/Interscope
Contract).
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COHPLAIKT
FOR
DAMAGES

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