Phil Collins Wins Royalties Lawsuit

But British High Court says overpaid musicians don't have to repay ex-Genesis member

Though Oscar-winning singer Phil Collins has won a royalties suit against two former bandmembers, he won't be receiving the nearly $400,000 damages sought.

Collins sued trombonist Louis Satterfield and trumpeter Rahmlee Davis, both former members of his backup band and of the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, for $384,000 in royalties. Collins claimed Satterfield and Davis were paid royalties on 15 songs from the former Genesis frontman's Serious Hits... Live! (1990) but that they only appeared on five of the album's tracks.

A British High Court ruled that the two musicians had been overpaid but said they would not be required to repay any money they've already received. The court awarded Collins half of the damages sought, or $192,000, to be paid from future royalties earned from the album, according to the Associated Press.

The two musicians also helped produce Collins' solo albums Face Value (1981) and But Seriously (1985) and played on his 1985 hit "Sussudio."

Last month, Collins won the Oscar for Best Song from an Original Motion Picture, for "You'll Be in My Heart" (RealAudio excerpt), from the 1999 animated film "Tarzan."