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1990 US Dawson v. Hinshaw Music 4th Cir. Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Ezekiel Saw De Wheel William Dawson (Arr.) Gilbert Martin (Arr.)
1990 US Levine v. McDonald's Corp. S.D.N.Y. Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me Menu Song Paul DiFranco and Norman Dolph McDonalds
1991 CA Grignon v. Roussel Federal Court of Canada Chanson Numero 7 Tous Les Juke-box Rene Grignon Jean-Alain Roussel
1991 US Grand Upright v. Warner S.D.N.Y. Alone Again (Naturally) Alone Again Raymond "Gilbert" O'Sullivan Biz Markie
1991 US Intersong-USA v. CBS S.D.N.Y. Es Hey Enrique Chia Mario Balducci, Julio Iglesias
1991 US McDonald v. Multimedia Entertainment S.D.N.Y. Proposed Theme Music for "Sally Jesse Raphael Show" Theme Music for "Sally Jesse Raphael Show" Gerard McDonald Dan Radlauer
1992 US Chiate v. Morris 9th Cir. Hello It's Me / I Just Called to Say I Just Called to Say I Love You Lloyd Chiate Stevland Morris
1992 US Moore v. Columbia Pictures 8th Cir. She Can't Stand It On Our Own (from "Ghostbusters II") Derrick D. Moore Antonio Reid and Kenny Edmonds
1993 UK EMI Music v. Papathanasiou Ch. D. City of Violets Theme from "Chariots of Fire" EMI Music Publishing Papathanasiou
1993 US Jarvis v. A & M Records D.N.J. The Music's Got Me Get Dumb! (Free Your Body) Boyd Jarvis Robert Clivilles and David Cole
1993 US Tempo Music v. Famous Music S.D.N.Y. Satin Doll Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer
1993 US Sylvestre v. Oswald S.D.N.Y. Heaven Heaven Michael Sylvestre, Douglas Richwine Jani Lane
1994 CA Drynan v. Rostad Ontario Court of Justice Filion Family Welcome Here We Are On the Road Again James Drynan Wayne Rostad
1994 US Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Supreme Court Oh, Pretty Woman Oh, Pretty Woman Williams Dees and Roy Orbison Luther Campbell
1994 US Fantasy v. Fogerty Supreme Court Run Through the Jungle The Old Man Down the Road Fantasy John C. Fogerty
1994 US Tin Pan Apple v. Miller Brewing S.D.N.Y. Stick 'em TV ad for Miller Lite Morales and Robertson [Fat Boys] Miller Brewing Co.
1995 US Crystal Cartier v. Michael Jackson 10th Cir. Dangerous Dangerous Crystal Cartier Michael Jackson
1995 US La Cienega Music Co. v. ZZ Top 9th Cir. Boogie Chillen La Grange John Hooker and Bernard Besman ZZ Top
1995 US Woods v. Bourne 2d Cir. When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along Harry Woods
1996 US Palmieri v. Estefan 2d Cir. Paginas De Mujer Oye Mi Canto Eddie Palmieri Gloria Estefan
1996 US Santrayll v. Burrell S.D.N.Y. Uh Oh Pepsi Ad featuring "Hammer" Rene Santrayll and Michael Walker ("The Legend") Stanley Kirk Burrell ("The Hammer")
1996 US Smith v. Michael Jackson 9th Cir. Don't Let the Sunshine / Happy Go Lucky Girl The Girl is Mine Robert Smith and Reynard Jones Michael Jackson
1997 US Damiano v. Sony D.N.J. Miscellaneous lyrics and instrumental arrangement Dignity James Damiano Bob Dylan
1997 US McRae v. Smith D.Colo. Every Minute, Every Hour, Every Day Every Second Maree McRae Wayne Perry and Gerald Smith
1997 US Repp v. Webber 2d Cir. Till You Phantom Song Ray Repp Andrew Lloyd-Webber
1997 US Tuff 'N' Rumble v. Profile Records S.D.N.Y. Impeach the President Back from Hell The Honey Drippers Run DMC
1999 US BTE v. Bonnecaze E.D. La. Coyote BTE
1999 US Ellis v. Diffie 6th Cir. Lay Me Out By the Jukebox When I Die Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die) Everett Ellis Joe Diffie
1999 US Selletti v. Carey 2d Cir. Hero Hero Christopher Selletti Mariah Carey
1999 US Suzane McKinley v. Collin Raye N.D.Tex. I Think About You I Think About You Suzane McKinley Steve Seskin and Collin Raye
1999 US ZZ Top v. Chrysler Corp. W.D. Wa. La Grange Promotional video for Plymouth Prowler ZZ Top Chrysler Corporation