Usher Says Writers Waited Too Long To File Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 1:58 PM EST) -- R&B star Usher asked a New York federal judge Thursday to boot a lawsuit accusing him of stealing the song “Caught Up” from three lesser-known songwriters, arguing the plaintiffs waited far too long to file their claims in court.

The filing came two months after Zacharia Edwards, Mitch Moses and Vince McClean accused the singer of lifting the song from a composition they pitched to Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary Arista Records LLC in 2002 and including it on his Grammy award-winning 2004 album “Confessions” without any...
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Edwards et al v. Raymond et al


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1:13-cv-07985

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Denise L. Cote

Date Filed

November 7, 2013

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