News  /  January 22, 2024  /  

KHIKS Achieves Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit Challenging Validity of Copyright Terminations

Jonathan Steinsapir and Allen Secretov obtained the dismissal with prejudice of a federal lawsuit challenging the validity of dozens of copyright termination notices relating to the works of the legendary songwriter Ron Miller, filed by his daughter Lisa Dawn Miller and other statutory heirs. Ron Miller penned several Motown hits in the ’60s and ’70s including for The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross, along with other non-Motown legends like Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. Steinsapir and Secretov filed a motion to dismiss the challenge as time-barred, and the Hon. George Wu, District Judge for the Central District of California, granted the motion and dismissed the case with prejudice. Notably, Judge Wu denied the plaintiffs’ request for leave to amend despite the fact that the motion was directed to the original complaint. The case was Moss, et al. v. Miller, et al. C.D. Cal. Case No. 23-CV-07424 GW.