The Prince estate has won a judgment just shy of $4 million against a producer who allegedly released a few songs after his death without permission.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, George Ian Boxill was ordered to pay the estate $3,960,287.65 for damages, costs and attorney’s fees.
An arbitrator ruled in August that Boxill breached his contract with the estate when he attempted to release an EP called “Deliverance” last year. The arbitrator awarded the estate $3 million for the breach with the rest of the money to cover their fees.
Boxill was also ordered to return all Prince materials he obtained through his work for Prince to the estate.
The producer has filed documents to attempt to vacate the award and the estate has asked the court to confirm the judgment.
A judge has yet to officially sign off on the ruling.