LOS ANGELES – A North Carolina publishing company alleges a California music arranger used its song without authorization.
Beardog Publishing Co. filed a complaint on Feb. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Geoff Stradling alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages from having its composition "You're No Good," composed by Clint Ballard Jr., used without its authority. The plaintiff holds Stradling responsible because the defendant allegedly created a custom arrangement for the composition for a show choir and was paid for it, without plaintiff's permission.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages and profits; statutory damages of up to $150,000; compensatory, incident and consequential damages; punitive damages; all legal fees; interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by William D. Chapman of Law Offices of William D. Chapman in Irvine.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00913-FMO-AJW