New Jersey will have to pay the legal fees for a music promoter that sued the state to stop it from enforcing its "truth-in-music" law. The 3rd Circuit has held that the promoter, which accused the state of violating its constitutional and trademark rights, was a prevailing party for fee-shifting purposes. The fee dispute grew out of the state's attempt to enforce the New Jersey Deceptive Practices in Musical Performances statute, aimed at impostor groups that perform under a name they have no right to use.
New Jersey Hit With Fees Over Truth-in-Music Law
New Jersey Law Journal
August 11, 2010