Universal's Defenses Tossed In 'Crazy' YouTube Suit

Law360, New York (March 1, 2010, 3:10 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania woman has won her bid to dismiss most of Universal Music Corp.'s defenses in a suit accusing the media giant of improperly seeking the removal of an online video of the plaintiff's young son dancing to Prince's “Let's Go Crazy.”

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday did away with six of the seven affirmative defenses Universal asserted in the suit, including unclean hands and bad faith, and gave plaintiff Stephanie Lenz the ability to...
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