Poison Wins Battle In Suit Claiming It Ripped Off Songs

Law360, Los Angeles (April 8, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge indicated Monday she would substantially trim a musician's suit alleging the hair metal band Poison ripped off two of his copyrighted songs, tentatively ruling he can claim damages only for the three years before he filed suit in 2011.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow appeared to agree with Poison and EMI subsidiary Capitol Records Inc. that James Stonich, known professionally as Jimmy Vayne, waited too long to allege infringement from the Poison songs “Ride the Wind” and “Fallen Angel” dating back...
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Case Information

Case Title

Billy McCarthy et al v. Johannesson et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Margaret M. Morrow

Date Filed

March 13, 2012

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