A leading record company is under fire after a 2008 blaze destroyed music by big-name stars.LitigationLiabilityExcess & Surplus Lines
Universal Music Group was hit with a $100 million lawsuit by grunge group Soundgarden, the estates of rapper Tupac Shakur and rocker Tom Petty, and others over the fire at Universal Studios Hollywood more than a decade ago.
The lawsuit filed Friday, came shortly after a published report shedding light on some of the material allegedly ruined by the fire, including numerous master recordings.
The legal filing accuses UMG of not doing enough to keep the music safe. It also alleges the massive music corporation did not let the artists know the entirety of what transpired.