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Supreme Court orders oral argument in old rock ‘n’ roll lawsuit

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The state’s highest court set oral argument in what could be a landmark case regarding who pays whom to play old rock ‘n’ roll. The Florida Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear argument April 6 in a case pitting Flo & Eddie, two original members of the 1960s band “The Turtles,” against satellite radio operator Sirius XM. Their most famous hit is “Happy Together.” The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year had certified questions of state law to the state Supreme…

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“Happy Together” musicians file first brief in copyright dispute

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The musicians behind the hits “Happy Together” and “Elenore” say they have an “exclusive Florida common law copyright” to their music, entitling them to get paid for their old rock ‘n’ roll. Lawyers for Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, original members of the 1960s band The Turtles and later known as Flo & Eddie, filed their first brief this week in a three-year-old class-action suit. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the matter to the Florida Supreme Court in…

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Suit over old rock ‘n’ roll heading to Florida Supreme Court

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The state’s highest court has been pulled into a case over what could be “multiple millions of dollars” owed for old rock ‘n’ roll. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday certified questions of state law to the Florida Supreme Court in a nearly 3-year-old class-action suit by original members of The Turtles, a 1960s band. Their most famous hit is “Happy Together.” Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, later known as Flo & Eddie, filed suit in California, New York and Florida…

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