Usher, Sony, Others Stole 'Bad Girl' Songwriter's Pay: Suit

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A professional songwriter on Friday sued R&B artist Usher, publisher Sony Music Holdings Inc. and others for copyright infringement and breach of contract over credits and royalties allegedly owed for contributions to the Usher track “Bad Girl.”

Dan V. Marino said in Pennsylvania federal court that his former songwriting partners, along with Usher and several record labels and publishers, included his retitled song “Club Girl” on Usher's hit album “Confessions,” but failed to credit or pay him.

“The song 'Bad Girl' as allegedly written and recorded...
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