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BobbyKentCharge!

BobbyKentCharge!

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BOBBYKENTflk/aIRABRANDWEIN,individually,andHOLLBRANDMUSICPUBLISHERSINC.,aFloridacorporation,CASENOT-
10815
CA
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INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE11THJUDICIALCIRCUITINANDFORMIAMI-DADECOUNTY,FLORIDAPlaintiffs,v.AMERICANSOCIETYOFCOMPOSERS,AUTHORSANDPUBLISHERS,INC.,aNewYorkcorporation,Defendant.
COMPLAINT
Plaintiffs,BOBBYKENT
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IRABRANDWEIN("KENT")andHOLLBRANDMUSICPUBLISHERS,INC.,aFloridacorporation("HOLLBRAND")(together,the"Plaintiffs"),suetheAMERICANSOCIETYOFCOMPOSERS,AUTHORSAND
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PUBLISHERS,INC.,aNewYorkcorporation("ASCAP"),allegingthefollowing:
THEPARTIES
1.Plaintiff,Kent,isaFloridaresident,overtheageof18,who,engagesinbusinessinMiami-DadeandBrowardCountiesasamusiccomposerandperformer.Kentwasknownas"IraBrandwein"beforelegallychanginghisnameto"BobbyKent".2.Plaintiff,Hollbrand,isaFloridacorporationthathasengagedinbusinessinMiami-DadeandBroward..Countiesasamusicpublisher,andwhichholdsthecopyrightstocertaincompositionsauthoredbyKent.
EHRENSTEINCHARBONNEAUCALDERIN
501
BrickellKeyDrive·Suite
300·
Miami,
FL33131·T.305.722,200F.305.722.2001.
 
Defendant,ASCAPisaNewYorkcorporationdoingbusinessasaperformingrightssociety,representingauthorslikeKentandpublisherslikeHollbrand,ostensiblytocollectlicensingfeesderivedfromthepublicperformancesofthecompositionsofitscontractingmembers,andlaterdisbursingthecontractuallyagreed-toshareofthecollectedfundstoitscontractingmembers.
JURISDICTION
&
VENUE
4.Thisisalawsuitfordamageswhichexceedsthesumof$15,000.00;therefore,thiscourthasjurisdictionovertheaction.5.VenueisappropriateinthisCourtbecauseallpartiesheretoactivelyengageinbusiness
CONDITIONSPRECEDENT
inMiami-DadeCounty;specifically,ASCAPmaintainsanofficeinMiami-DadeCounty,regularlyconductsbusinessinMiami-DadeCountybybothrepresentingcomposersandpublishersinMiami-DadeCounty,andregularlycollectslicensingfeesfrompartiesincorporated,formed,ordoingbusinessinMiami-DadeCounty.6.Allconditionsprecedenttobringingthisactionhaveoccurred,beenperformed,havebeenwaivedorexcused,wouldbefutileandarethereforenolongerrequired,orarenolongerapplicable.
COMMONALLEGATIONSTOALLCOUNTS
7.In1978,KentwasperformingasthemusicaldirectorfortheSanDiegoChargersfootballteam.Hisjobwastocreateandperformmusicatthestadiumtohype,exciteormotivatethefansatSanDiegoChargersgames.Duringthistime,togetherwithBernardoM.Hollman,Kentcreatedandauthoredanoriginalcompositionentitled"StadiumDooDads"(hereinaftercalled"Kent'sComposition").
2
EHRENSTEINCHARBONNEAUCALDERIN
501BrickellKeyDrivSuite300.Miami,Fl33131.T.305.722.2002·F.305.722.2001.www.ecclegal.com
 
Laterin1978,KentandHollbrandenteredintoastandardagreementwithASCAPinwhichASCAPagreedtocollectallperformingrightsfeesfromusersofmusicwithinitscatalogsforallsongswrittenbyKent,includingKent'sComposition.AcopyofanexemplarofthecontractKententeredintowithASCAPisattachedas
Exhibit"A"
(hereinafterreferredtoasthe"ASCAPPerformanceAgreement");'9.Startingin1980,KentregularlyperformedStadiumDooDadsduringtheSanDiegoChargershomefootballgames,10.KentandHollbrandregisteredaclaimofcopyrightwithUnitedStatesCopyrightOfficeonSeptember14,1980,andonJanuary5,1981theUnitedStatesCopyrightofficeissuedaCertificateofRegistrationfor"StadiumDooDads",whichwasassignedregistrationnumberPAOOOOI00774.AtrueandcorrectprintoutfromtheUnitedStatesCopyrightOfficewebsitereflectingtheregistrationnumber,ownershipofthecopyright,anddateofcreationoftheaforementionedcopyrightisattachedheretoas
Exhibit"B".
11.PursuanttothetermsoftheASCAPPerformanceAgreement,ASCAPimplicitlyagreedtoundertakeitsbesteffortstocollectallperformanceroyaltiesfromtheusersofsongswrittenbyKentandpublishedbyHollbrand,including,butnotlimitedto,Kent'sComposition,andtopayaportionofthosefeestothePlaintiffsintheformofaroyalty.12.From1980until1984,Kent,workingasamusicaldirectorfortheSanDiegoChargers,provideda"setlist"tothetelevisionstationsthatcoveredtheChargersbroadcastsdocumentingthepublicperformancesofKent'sCompositionattheChargers'games.13.Forafewyearsafter1984,Kent'sformercollaboratorBernardoM.Hollman
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KentandHollmandonotcurrentlyhaveacopyoftheoriginalagreemententeredintobyASCAPandthePlaintiffs.
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EHRENSTEINCHARBONNEAUCALDERfl\J
501Brickell
KeyDriv
Suite30Miami,Fl33131.T.305.722.2002.F.305.722.2001.www.ecclegal.com

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