A lawsuit over the fiery loss of recording materials, spurred on by a New York Times Magazine investigation published last year , has ended. For now. The suit was filed last summer against Universal Music Group (UMG) over a 2008 fire which destroyed recording materials in a warehouse, on the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood, that the record label had leased. A group of artists whose works were reportedly affected — including the estate of Tupac Shakur, Jane Petty, the bands Hole and Soundgarden and the singer-songwriter Steve Earle — sought class-action status for the case. They accused UMG of, among other things, breach of contract for not having protected the archive and of not sharing a $150 million insurance settlement related to the fire....
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Case Against Universal Music Over Warehouse Fire Dismissed