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Lawyer Who Is Pursuing Copyright Infringement Case Against Led Zeppelin Labeled as ‘Unprofessional’ and ‘Offensive’ by Judge in Another Case
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.25.2014



Rolling Stone reports that a judge said the lawyer preparing to take legal action against Led Zeppelin is "unprofessional" and "offensive." However, the judge was referring to the lawyer in another lawsuit not related to Led Zeppelin.

Lawyer Francis Malofiy has reportedly expressed a desire to seek a copyright infringement case to block the upcoming re-release of Led Zeppelin IV, saying that his client, late Spirit guitarist Randy California, should receive a writing credit for the "Stairway To Heaven" track because the song resembles Spirit's 1968 song, "Taurus." A judge said Malofiy behaved in an "unprofessional" and "offensive" way in another suit.

While representing songwriter Dan Marino, Malofiy accused Usher and 19 other defendants of copyright infringement over the song "Bad Girl," which Marino said he wrote. Pennsylvania federal Judge Paul Diamond said Malofiy misled Marino's former songwriting partner William Guice into making him think he was a witness and not a defendant and. Diamond sated Malofiy "persuaded Guice to sign an affidavit admitting to elements of the Plaintiff's complaint without representation from a lawyer."

Diamond also wrote: "Malofiy's discussions with Guice are the paradigm of bad faith and intentional misconduct... Defendants have shown clearly and convincingly that Attorney Francis Malofiy has acted disgracefully: lying to an unsophisticated, impoverished, unrepresented Defendant, thus convincing that Defendant to expose himself (probably baselessly) to substantial liability."

Malofiy later claimed that he was "upfront and honest" with Guice. A representative of Led Zeppelin refused to comment on the case. The band is planning to reissue their first three albums next month.





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