August 1, 2015
A feud involving the man who sang "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" could wind up in a Los Angeles court, just in time for Christmas.
Elmo Shropshire was sued for breach of contract yesterday.
The California-based Fred Rappoport Company claims he interfered in a 1million-dollar-plus deal to sell musical trucks, bobble-head dolls, snow globes and cookie jars featuring characters from an animated show based on the novelty song.
The company contends it has the rights to use the song for products featuring characters from that program.
Rappoport claims it got those specific rights under a 2004 settlement of a lawsuit filed by Shropshire.
The new lawsuit seeks at least 2 million dollars in damages.
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