Family Spat Over Rights To Gospel Classic Won't 'Fly Away'

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit remanded a family squabble for the legal rights to the classic gospel song “I'll Fly Away” back to district court Thursday, ruling that the district judge improperly excluded evidence regarding the song's original ownership.

In a unanimous opinion, the panel ruled that a Tennessee federal court must examine two news articles stating that the song was written by Albert Brumley while he was employed at Hartford Music Company, which could deal a blow to an effort by a group of his heirs to...
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