Francescatti v. Germanotta et al Featured Case

Lady Gaga, her music labels, and one of the musicians who allegedly wrote 17 of Gaga's songs for her "Born This Way" album are sued for copyright infringement, accused by Chicago composer and performing artist Rebecca Francescatti of using her 1999 copyright-protected work Juda in Gaga's Judas, purportedly via defendant Gaynor.

Defendant: DJ White Shadow, LLC, Brian Joseph Gaynor, Stefani Joanne Germanotta, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group, Inc.
Plaintiff: Rebecca Francescatti
Case Number: 1:2011cv05270
Filed: August 3, 2011
Court: Illinois Northern District Court
Office: Chicago Office
County: Cook
Presiding Judge: Blanche M. Manning
Nature of Suit: Copyrights
Cause of Action: 28:1338
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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Date Filed#Document Text
August 3, 2011 1 COMPLAINT filed by Rebecca Francescatti; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 0752-6248827. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Niro, William)

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Defendant: DJ White Shadow, LLC
Represented By: Elvis D Gonzalez
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Defendant: Brian Joseph Gaynor
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Defendant: Stefani Joanne Germanotta
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Defendant: Interscope Records
Represented By: Christopher B. Lay
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Defendant: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Represented By: Christopher B. Lay
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Plaintiff: Rebecca Francescatti
Represented By: William Luciano Niro
Represented By: Christopher William Niro
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