Frank Ocean Songwriter Can't Duck Suit Over Producer Credit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday refused to toss contract and fraud claims in a suit alleging songwriter Malay robbed another writer of credit for Frank Ocean's hit song “Lost,” finding whether they had a valid oral agreement could not be decided at this stage of the litigation.

U.S. District Judge Ronald S. W. Lew did not address Malay's argument that an agreement with Micah Otano covered only a song they worked on together called “DayLight” and did not extend to “Lost,” a track on Ocean's Grammy-winning...
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Case Title

Otano v. Ocean et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-01605

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Ronald S.W. Lew

Date Filed

March 5, 2013

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