Bon Jovi, MLB Ask 1st Circ. To Toss Songwriter's Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Jon Bon Jovi and others asked the First Circuit on Tuesday to toss a suit claiming one of the rocker's songs used in baseball game commercials infringes another composer's work, saying the complaint raises mostly the same issues as another suit.

Plaintiff Samuel Bartley Steele alleges in four lawsuits — three in federal court and one in Massachusetts state court — that Bon Jovi's song, “I Love This Town,” used by co-defendants Major League Baseball Properties Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. during the 2007 baseball...
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