Led Zeppelin Seeks Attorneys’ Fees After ‘Stairway’ Win

July 15, 2016, 4:00 AM

Led Zeppelin is seeking to be reimbursed for about $600,000 it spent on lawyers to fight allegations it stole the opening riff to “Stairway to Heaven” from an obscure 1968 instrumental (Skidmore v. Led Zeppelinattorneys’ fees request).

Warner/Chappell Music Inc., the publisher of the band’s music, asked for attorneys’ fees on behalf of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant, as well as the other corporate defendants that last month won a jury verdict against a trust for the late guitarist Randy Wolfe from the band Spirit.

The company said they are entitled to have their...

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