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Music Publishing Company Warner/ Chappell Faces Lawsuit

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Prominent Los Angeles entertainment attorney Tre Lovell from The Lovell Firm is currently representing noted songwriter Kent Harris in his lawsuit against music publishing giant Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., over the song “Cops and Robbers,” a classic performed by such acts as Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, George Thorogood, The Rolling Stones, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. The suit alleges fraud, deceit, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims of mismanagement. “We are excited to represent Mr. Harris in this matter and protect those aspects of his career that have made him such a noted and distinguished songwriter,” Tre Lovell said.

Harris comes from a strong background in entertainment. From his early years performing in his band Boogaloo and His Gallant Crew, to his many songs recorded on such labels as Capitol, RCA, Atlantic and Columbia, he has been prominent in the music business. His sisters also performed and recorded together as the Harris Sisters, while his sister Betty was married to the famous comedian Redd Foxx.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC598768.

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