KC And The Sunshine Band Shake Shake Shake IP Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (March 22, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday cleared KC and the Sunshine Band front man Harry Wayne Casey and others of copyright infringement in a $250,000 suit accusing the singer of stiffing another band member on royalty payments for songs like "Spank," finding the plaintiff couldn’t sue because he had never registered his copyright.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro granted a motion by singer Jimmie Horace Horne Jr. and event planning company Joy Productions Inc., which did business with the band, to dismiss them from the suit,...
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Case Title

Smith v. Casey et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-23795

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Ursula Ungaro

Date Filed

October 18, 2012

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