LOS ANGELES – A Beverly Hills company seeks declaration that it did not infringe a Malibu company's copyright.
Varese Sarabande Records LLC filed a complaint on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Twelvesixty LLC seeking declaratory relief.
According to the complaint, the parties entered into a contract in August 2014 that granted the plaintiff a worldwide license in perpetuity to specific types and uses of the "House of the Rising Sun" by the Heavy Young Heathens. In December 2014, the suit states the plaintiff entered into an agreement with OneHill regarding the recording and the defendant has alleged that this agreement exceeded the scope of the original agreement.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury, seeks declaration that the plaintiff is not liable for any infringement, enjoin the defendant, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. It is represented by William Archer of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-02801-CAS-GJS