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Longmeadow man who allegedly threatened to shoot probate court judge held on $10000 bail (MA)

June 8, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – A Longmeadow man is being held on $10,000 bail after allegedly threatening to shoot a judge in Hampden Probate and Family Court.

Matthew Woods, 50, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Springfield District Court to one count of threatening to commit a crime.


Prince Heirs’ Battle Over Vault Begins As Universal Seeks $31 Million Refund


June 8, 2017

The Prince estate is gearing up for courtroom fireworks at a hearing next week on a motion to void its $31 million deal with Universal Music Group for the rights to the late pop star’s “vault” of unreleased tunes and other recordings, due to potential conflicts with Warner Music Group’s rights.

In a flurry of court filings this week, Prince’s eldest half sister Sharon Nelson objected to the proposed rescission of the deal on grounds that it would harm the estate’s business reputation. In a separate memo, she and two of Prince’s other half siblings blamed the estate’s new administrator, Comerica Bank & Trust, for failing to defend the the deal, which had been hammered out by Prince’s former attorney Londell McMillan and approved by the estate’s former administrator, Bremer Trust. Those three of Prince’s half-siblings, Sharon, John and Norrine Nelson, now count McMillan as their business advisor and want to preserve the agreement with Universal — even though they opposed it in a court filing when Bremer initially proposed the agreement last year.