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Author: Eriq Gardner

Date: April 6, 2020

Original Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Universal Music Defeats Legal Claims Over Destroyed Recordings in Fire

A judge throws out claims by Tom Petty’s ex-wife.

Last June, many musicians were shocked to read a New York Times story about “the biggest disaster in the history of the music business.” The story explored a 2008 fire on NBCUniversal’s backlot and the extent of the damage. In the wake of this story came a putative class action from a few artists whose master recordings were feared to have been destroyed. Now, that lawsuit is on the verge of falling apart thanks to a California federal judge’s decision on Monday.

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