Calif. Appeals Court Revives Barry White Song Royalties Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit alleging the widow of songwriter Tony Sepe usurped royalties to the Barry White standard "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" that he signed over to his brother before he died.

In overturning a lower judge, the Second Appellate District ruled interference and declaratory judgment claims asserted by William Sepe against his niece Lisa Sepe-Wiesenfeld and nephew Louis Sepe over royalties for the song are not barred by a one-year statute of limitations despite the fact that...
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