Tony Rebel’s defence in copyright lawsuit struck out

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Singer/producer Tony Rebel’s defence against his copyright infringement lawsuit has been struck out by the court.

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The case started on Monday but it was discovered Friday morning that his case had been struck out from 2006 because the attorney at the time, who is now deceased, had filed a witness statement late.

However, Tony Rebel’s current attorney Garth McBean will today file for relief from sanction. If the relief is granted the case will be reinstated and he can defend the claim against him. But if it is not, judgement will be entered for the claimant.

Jah Wayne, whose real name is Wayne Lattibeaudiere, is suing Tony Rebel and his company Flame Production Incorporation Limited for breach of copyright in relation to the composition of the rhythm ‘Going Home’ that was released by Tony Rebel under the title ‘La La Bella’.

One of the songs recorded on the rhythm is ‘Ghetto People Song’ performed by Tony Rebel (Patrick Anthony Barrett).


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