'80s Band Poison Says Song Theft Suit Past Its Prime

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 12:27 PM EST) -- Glam-rock band Poison and EMI subsidiary Capitol Records Inc. moved Tuesday to dismiss a copyright suit brought by two musicians, saying it came too late since 25 years had passed since the band allegedly ripped off four songs.

In response to an October lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court claiming members of Poison stole portions of the tunes at issue, including its hit single "Talk Dirty To Me," the band argued the songs were recorded in the 1980s — long after the three-year statute of limitations...
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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

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