Don Henley Wins Round In Suit Against Calif. Politician

Law360, New York (July 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss unfair competition and other claims in a copyright lawsuit brought by Eagles founder Don Henley that accuses a Republican assemblyman from California of infringing the 1980s hit song "Boys of Summer" with an online video parody.

Judge James V. Selna's order, issued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, declined to dismiss a Lanham Act false association claim, ruling it was sufficiently pleaded, and also declined to dismiss an unfair competition claim brought under...
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