CMU Daily reports that singer David Cassidy is suing Sony over unpaid royalties. Cassidy says that he is owed 15% of all monies generated by merchandise associated with ‘The Partridge Family’, the 1970s US sitcom in which he appeared and Cassidy’s lawyers reckon the Sony TV studio has made $500 million in profits from the show’s spin off merchandise, and has failed to honour a royalty cut included in their client’s 1971 contract. Cassidy told CNN that he has been informed he has only ever received $5000 from Sony for merchandise sales. Sony is yet to respond.
CMU Daily 7th October 2011 www.thecmudaily.com