Los Angeles Principal Robert Allen spoke with The Recorder about a breach of contract and unfair business practices lawsuit initiated by Craig Chaquico, a founding member of Jefferson Starship and the only musician to perform on all 10 of their albums. Chaquico secured a decision from U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in San Francisco greenlighting a cause of action of what his lawyers said was the core claim over use of the legendary band name. Robert, a veteran of the music industry wars who recently helped Quincy Jones win his $9.4 million award from Michael Jackson's estate, saw that as a positive for Chaquico's case. "The judge is in effect saying I see what you're saying, but you've got to back it up with evidence, and I think you can," he said.
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