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'Stairway' Jury Should Have Heard Tunes, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, San Francisco (March 12, 2018, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The man who unsuccessfully sued Led Zeppelin for allegedly stealing the iconic intro to its 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven" told a Ninth Circuit panel Monday that he was cheated out of a favorable verdict because the jury never got to hear and compare the original recordings of the songs.

Francis Malofiy of Francis Alexander LLC, attorney for plaintiff Michael Skidmore, told the panel during oral arguments in San Francisco that the jury should have listened to the recorded version of "Taurus," the 1967 instrumental ballad...
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