1st Circ. Shuts Down Songwriter's Claims Against Bon Jovi

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 7:25 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of three suits against Jon Bon Jovi and a slew of other defendants claiming the rocker's song “I Love This Town” used in baseball game commercials infringed another composer's work.

In four short judgments, the appeals court affirmed the district courts' decisions to toss three of the four suits filed by plaintiff Samuel Bartley Steele claiming that the song, used by co-defendants Major League Baseball Properties Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. during the 2007 baseball post-season, was...
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