Contracts Keyed to Calamari
Beverly Glen Music, Inc. v. Warner Communications, Inc.
The Plaintiff in this matter was Beverly Glen Music, Inc. (the "Plaintiff"). In 1992, the Plaintiff singed a contract with Anita Baker ("Ms. Baker") and her first album grossed over $1 million. In 1984, the Defendant, Warner Communications, Inc. (the "Defendant") offered Ms. Baker a considerably better deal and Ms. Baker accepted the deal and informed the Plaintiff she would no longer be performing their contract. The Plaintiff initially sued Ms. Baker, but the Plaintiff eventually dismissed the suit. Subsequently, the Plaintiff sued the Defendant for inducing Ms. Baker to break her contract. Also, requesting an injunction ordering the Defendant not to employ Ms. Baker. The trial court refused to issue this injunction.
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