Pre-1972 litigation moves East.

ABS Entertainment, Inc., owners of several pre-1972 recordings, which has already sued Cumulus, iHeartMedia and CBS in California to recover royalties, has filed essentially the same suits in New York. Once again, ABS is suing for over $5 million in compensatory damages and “restitution and disgorgement” of unlawful proceeds and revenues, including gross profits, plus punitive and exemplary damages and an injunction against using pre-1972 music.