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Supreme Court Allows Rosa Parks to Sue Rap Duo Outkast

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Supreme Court Allows Rosa Parks to Sue Rap Duo (full article)


Dec 8, 10:22 AM (ET)

By James Vicini

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for civil rights icon Rosa Parks to proceed with her lawsuit against OutKast and others over the rap music duo's hit song with her name as its title.

The justices let stand a U.S. appeals court ruling that reinstated Parks' false advertising and publicity claims against OutKast and three Bertelsmann AG units -- LaFace Records, the record producer, and Arista Records and BMG Entertainment, the distributors.

Parks made history in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

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