The star's legal time expected to ask for a second extension in their attempt to solve the dispute with Geffen/Universal...
The legal team acting for COURTNEY LOVE are expected to ask for another extension today (August 20) in her ongoing court case against GEFFEN/UNIVERSAL, aimed at continuing talks to resolve the matter.
The case was set to return to Los Angeles County Superior Court today after a similar extension granted in June ran out. That was the second time an extension had been granted, the first time was again to allow mediation talks to continue.
Last year, Geffen/Universal Music sued Love, seeking millions of dollars in damages for five undelivered albums. The trial is due to rule on Love’s countersuit, tabled late last year, against Universal, claiming breach of contract and charges of fraud, amongst other things. Several of Love’s key complaints have already been dismissed. At the end of May, Judge Fumiko Wasserman refused to allow Love’s argument that a provision in Californian State labour law allowing record companies to sue recording artists for damages was invalid and unconstitutional. The law says all entertainers and workers in California, except recording artists, have the right to terminate a personal service contract after seven years. The clause which applies to recording artists was secured in 1987 by record companies making artists liable for albums still owed to labels after seven years with them.
The news comes on the same day that former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said there was “good will” between him, drummer Dave Grohl and Courtney Love, who are set to go to court in September in a battle to seize control of Nirvana‘s legacy.
Though no agreement between the former members and Love, widow of late frontman Kurt Cobain, has been reached, Noveselic strongly hints it is on the way, smoothing the path for a Nirvana Greatest Hits compilation by Christmas.