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Led Zeppelin Asks 9th Circ. For 'Stairway' Atty Fees

Law360, New York (September 7, 2016, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Warner/Chappell Music Inc. is heading to the Ninth Circuit to win repayment of an $800,000 legal bill it racked up defeating accusations that Led Zeppelin’s "Stairway to Heaven" infringed an obscure rock song.

Along with Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Warner/Chappell won a closely watched jury trial in June over whether the artists violated copyright law by lifting the famed finger-picked acoustic guitar intro to their 1971 megahit from a 1967 song by the band Spirit.

But last month, they were refused a request for $793,168 in attorneys' fees and costs — a demand they said was appropriate given...

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May 8, 2015

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