Shep Pettibone Wins Appeal on Recoupment of Legal Fees over Madonna’s “Vogue”

[The 2nd Circuit provides a tutorial on drafting indemnity clauses.]

The producer of Madonna’s iconic song “Vogue” isn’t responsible for paying the publisher’s legal fees in connection with a copyright fight they won, a federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled.

Following a lengthy copyright dispute over a sample Robert “Shep” Pettibone used in “Vogue,” which the producer and Warner Music defeated, another fight broke out over who had to foot the bill for attorneys’ fees.

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