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Nina Simone’s heirs sue phone company

Nina Simone’s heirs sue phone company

LAWSUIT: The heirs of Nina Simone are suing a phone company for allegedly using her music without permission. Photo: Associated Press

Lawyers for the estate of late soul star NINA SIMONE are reportedly suing a phone company for using her hit track “Sinnerman” without permission.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the star’s estate accusing bosses at HTC of using Simone’s famous 1965 single in a commercial without obtaining the rights.

The singer’s heirs are demanding $1 million in damages, according to editors at TMZ.com.

Simone died at her home in France in 2003 after battling breast cancer for four years.

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