Heirs of the estate of Randy Craig Wolfe, aka Randy California, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter for the band Spirit, have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that key portions of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”, arguably the band’s biggest hit, are actually from the California penned “Taurus”, a song he composed while just 16 years old.
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Firm attorneys, John Cyril Malloy, III and Meredith Frank Mendez, were successful in securing the transfer of the <floridagators.com> domain name to firm clients, University of Florida and University Athletic Association, Inc., after the filing of a Uniform Dispute Resolution Proceeding (“UDRP”) before the National Arbitration Forum. Click http://www.adrforum.com/domaindecisions/1613918.htm for the full decision.
As discussed earlier on our blog, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Kimble v. Marvel Ent. Inc., a patent case deciding if its prior decision in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964) should be overruled. This week, the Supreme Court upheld Brulotte in Kimble v. Marvel Ent. Inc., 576 U.S. ___ (2015) in a 6-3 decision involving Spider-man references, the classic doctrine of stare decisis, and a spirited dissent.