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  Ozzy Royalty Lawsuit Dismissed. 


08-21-02 antiGUY
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Ozzy has one less lawsuit to worry about now. Federal court Judge Christina A. Snyder dismissed the $20 million lawsuit filed by former Ozzy Osbourne band mates Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. 

Daisley and Kerslake filed the lawsuit in 2000, claiming that they were owed songwriting royalties for the first two Ozzy Osbourne solo albums, “Blizzard of Oz” and “Diary of a Madman”.  

Osbourne fired back against Daisley and Kerslake when he reissued the albums with their original drum and bass tracks replaced by tracks from Osbourne’s current band members. 

Judge Christina A. Snyder dismissed the lawsuit because the statute of limitations had already passed. She also went on record stating she believed the two plaintiffs failed to explain why they believed they had been improperly credited on albums.

Osbourne is also facing two separate lawsuits concerning his hit MTV television series; both plaintiffs in those lawsuits are claiming the rights to the “Osbournes”.  See stories for more details: Ozzy Hit With Yet Another Lawsuit. - Ozzfest Without Ozzy - Osbournes Sued Over MTV Show Idea.

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