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CASES

1990-1999

List of Cases

 

YearCountryCase NameCourtComplaining WorkDefending WorkComplaining AuthorDefending
1990USDawson v. Hinshaw Music4th Cir.Ezekiel Saw De WheelEzekiel Saw De WheelWilliam Dawson (Arr.)Gilbert Martin (Arr.)
1990USLevine v. McDonald's Corp.S.D.N.Y.Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled MeMenu SongPaul DiFranco and Norman DolphMcDonalds Corp.
1991CAGrignon v. RousselFederal Court of CanadaChanson Numero 7Tous Les Juke-boxRene GrignonJean-Alain Roussel
1991USGrand Upright v. WarnerS.D.N.Y.Alone Again (Naturally)Alone AgainRaymond "Gilbert" O'SullivanBiz Markie
1991USIntersong-USA v. CBSS.D.N.Y.EsHeyEnrique ChiaMario Balducci, Julio Iglesias
1991USMcDonald v. Multimedia EntertainmentS.D.N.Y.Proposed Theme Music for "Sally Jesse Raphael Show"Theme Music for "Sally Jesse Raphael Show"Gerard McDonaldDan Radlauer
1992USChiate v. Morris9th Cir.Hello It's Me / I Just Called to SayI Just Called to Say I Love YouLloyd ChiateStevland Morris
1992USMoore v. Columbia Pictures8th Cir.She Can't Stand ItOn Our Own (from "Ghostbusters II")Derrick D. MooreAntonio Reid and Kenny Edmonds
1993UKEMI Music v. PapathanasiouCh. D.City of VioletsTheme from "Chariots of Fire"Stavros LogaridesEvangelos Papathanasiou
1993USJarvis v. A & M RecordsD.N.J.The Music's Got MeGet Dumb! (Free Your Body)Boyd JarvisRobert Clivilles and David Cole
1993USTempo Music v. Famous MusicS.D.N.Y.Satin DollDuke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer
1993USSylvestre v. OswaldS.D.N.Y.HeavenHeavenMichael Sylvestre and Dougals RichwineJani Lane
1994CADrynan v. RostadOntario Court of JusticeFilion Family WelcomeHere We Are On the Road AgainJames DrynanWayne Rostad
1994USCampbell v. Acuff-RoseSupreme CourtOh, Pretty WomanOh, Pretty WomanWilliams Dees and Roy OrbisonLuther Campbell
1994USFantasy v. FogertySupreme CourtRun Through the JungleThe Old Man Down the RoadJohn FogertyJohn Fogerty
1994USTin Pan Apple v. Miller BrewingS.D.N.Y.Stick 'emTV ad for Miller LiteMorales and Robertson [Fat Boys]Miller Brewing Co.
1995USCrystal Cartier v. Michael Jackson10th Cir.DangerousDangerousCrystal CartierMichael Jackson
1995USLa Cienega Music Co. v. ZZ Top9th Cir.Boogie ChillenLa GrangeJohn Hooker and Bernard BesmanWilliam Gibbons, et al.
1995USWoods v. Bourne2d Cir.When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' AlongHarry Woods
1996USPalmieri v. Estefan2d Cir.Paginas De MujerOye Mi CantoEddie PalmieriGloria Estefan
1996USSantrayll v. BurrellS.D.N.Y.Uh OhPepsi Ad featuring "Hammer"Rene Santrayll & Michael WalkerStanley Kirk Burrell
1996USSmith v. Michael Jackson9th Cir.Don't Let the Sunshine / Happy Go Lucky GirlThe Girl is MineRobert Smith and Reynard JonesMichael Jackson
1997USDamiano v. SonyD.N.J.Miscellaneous lyrics and instrumental arrangementDignityJames DamianoBob Dylan
1997USMcRae v. SmithD.Colo.Every Minute, Every Hour, Every DayEvery SecondMaree McRaeWayne Perry and Gerald Smith
1997USRepp v. Webber2d Cir.Till YouPhantom SongRay ReppAndrew Lloyd-Webber
1997USTuff 'N' Rumble v. Profile RecordsS.D.N.Y.Impeach the PresidentBack from HellRobert Plant et al.Joseph Simmonds et al.
1999USBTE v. BonnecazeE.D. La.CoyoteKevin Griffin, et al.
1999USEllis v. Diffie6th Cir.Lay Me Out By the Jukebox When I DieProp Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)Everett EllisJoe Diffie
1999USSelletti v. Carey2d Cir.HeroHeroChristopher SellettiMariah Carey
1999USSuzane McKinley v. Collin RayeN.D.Tex.I Think About YouI Think About YouSuzane McKinleySteve Seskin & Collin Raye
1999USZZ Top v. Chrysler Corp.W.D. Wa.La GrangePromotional video for Plymouth ProwlerBilly Gibbons, et al.Chrysler Corporation
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