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    Litigation
    Power Lawers 2012
    Mark Passin
    Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

    Three years after Passin client Cher filed suit against Universal claiming she and Sonny Bono are owed $5 million in royalties, the case heads to trial in August. Passin, a rare-music litigation specialist, says he'll use the case to challenge record company practices. He's also repping Poison in a copyright action over the song "Talk Dirty to Me."

    Worst thing ever said to me Passin recently was in the hospital for surgery, "exchanging e-mails with an executive at a major record label and taking very tough positions. He wrote back, 'Mark, I'm sure it's the drugs you're taking that are making you talk this way.' "

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