Gingrich Booster Beats 'Eye Of The Tiger' Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT) -- A conservative advocacy group accused of violating copyright law by playing the Survivor song “Eye of the Tiger” at conferences featuring Newt Gingrich won dismissal from the suit Wednesday, after an Illinois federal judge found the organization had no ties to the state.

U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly granted a motion for dismissal filed by the American Conservative Union, backing the Washington-based right wing group's argument that its lack of presence in Illinois justified its exit from the copyright complaint, which was filed by the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rude Music Inc v. Newt 2012, Inc. et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly

Date Filed

January 29, 2012

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