In a 2-1 decision, the California appellate court ruled that Jennifer Chiba, former girlfriend of deceased songsmith Elliott Smith, can not claim money from Smith’s estate for her work booking gigs and managing his career, as she claimed.
The state labor commissioner and later the trial court ruled Chiba was not allowed to make a claim on the estate because she acted as an unlicensed talent agent under the state’s Talent Agencies Act.
Smith died four years ago on Sunday. Autum de Wilde‘s photo book is available now.
Word of mouth news: According to a friend of a friend, Jennifer is “really nice” and “had nothing to do with Elliott’s death.”
Emo Cry Yourself To Sleep News: The last track on New Moon, “Half Right” gets me every time.