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Reggae Singer Sues Miley Cyrus Over ‘We Can’t Stop’ Lyric

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 11:22 PM EDT) -- A reggae performer known as Flourgon asked a New York federal judge to stop Miley Cyrus from performing her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop,” a song he claimed uses lyrics from one of his own tunes, in a copyright infringement suit lodged against the former Disney star Tuesday.

Also known as Michael May, the Jamaican songwriter who released “We Run Things” in the 1980s, said approximately 50 percent of Cyrus’ hit infringes his song. May claimed Cyrus owes her song's chart-topping popularity and success to his...
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Case Information

Case Title

May v. Cyrus et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Lewis A. Kaplan

Date Filed

March 13, 2018


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