Poison Rocked By Suit Over Allegedly Stolen Hits

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Hair metal mainstays Poison, as well as EMI Music Marketing and EMI subsidiary Capitol Records Inc., were hit with a copyright suit Wednesday by a musician claiming four of the band’s hits directly copied works he co-wrote with Poison lead guitarist C.C. DeVille.

Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, members of the band Kid Rocker, claim that four of Poison's most popular songs — including glam-metal classic "Talk Dirty to Me" — copy portions of their copyrighted works.

“[Poison's] infringing acts were willful, deliberate, and committed with...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

McCarthy et al v. Johannesson et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Milton I. Shadur

Date Filed

October 19, 2011


Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.