New revelations in the multi-million dollar copyright lawsuit brought against Reggae artiste, Tony rebel, could result in the claimant being awarded damages.
It has been disclosed in the Supreme Court that the matter filed by musician, Wayne Lattibeaudiere, was struck out from as far back as 2006.
It’s understood that the lawyer who represented Tony Rebel in 2006 did not file the relevant documents within the time prescribed by a court order.
That lawyer has since died.
Lattibeaudiere, popularly known as Jah Wayne had sued Tony Rebel and his company in 1999, for allegedly using his music without crediting him.
Lattibeaudiere claims that Tony Rebel breached his copyright in relation to the composition ‘Going Home’ which was released under the title ‘La La Bella’.
With the disclosure that the case was struck out from 2006, Rebel’s current attorney, says he will file an application for relief from sanction.
Once the application is made, a judge in chamber will have to decide whether the Reggae artiste will be given the go ahead to contest the matter.
If Tony Rebel is not successful, the matter will go to a judge for assessment of damages in favour of Jah Wayne.
Rebel has denied the claim saying he created the music.