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Bob Dylan hits back at revival of lawsuit from estate of ‘Desire’ co-writer Jacques Levy

Bob Dylan has hit back at the continued legal efforts of the estate of his former co-writer Jacques Levy to secure a cut of his 2020 back catalogue sale to Universal Music. Universal purchased the rights to Dylan’s songs back in December 2020 for a reported $300million (£221million), which triggered a lawsuit from Levy’s widow a month later that alleged that his estate had not been sufficiently compensated for his songwriting credits on Dylan’s 1976 album ‘Desire’.
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Bob Dylan Prevails in Lawsuit Filed by Estate of ‘Desire’ Co-Writer Jacques Levy

The estate for Jacques Levy, co-writer of much of Bob Dylan’s 1976 “Desire” album, was handed a defeat Friday in a lawsuit against Dylan and Universal Music Group that hoped to establish co-ownership of the songs the late collaborator had a hand in. “We’re pleased with today’s decision,” Dylan’s attorney, Orin Snyder, said in a statement Friday. “As we said when the case was filed, this lawsuit was a sad attempt to profit off the recent catalog sale. We’re glad it’s now over.” Levy’s widow, Claudia Levy, filed the suit in January after Dylan sold his publishing catalog to Universal Music Publishing...
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