Coca-Cola Kills Mexican Musician's Song Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 1:19 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday emphatically dismissed a lawsuit claiming The Coca-Cola Co. and its advertising agency stole a Mexican composer's song and later threatened to murder him, blasting the plaintiff for filing unsupported, time-barred and “rambling” claims.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes terminated in its entirety Omar Jaso's copyright and racketeering complaint against Coca-Cola and ad agency McCann Erickson, ending the latest chapter in a nearly two-decade battle Jaso has been waging in U.S. and Mexican courts over the soda giant's 1990s “Always”...
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