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Claiming that the palintiff has failed to establish the basis of the case of copyright infringment filed against Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the legal team representing the Led Zeppelin members Monday (6/20) requested the trial against them be halted by the judge.  The standard motion for a dismissal of the proceedings followed the presentation of their side of the case by the lawyer representing the estate of the late Randy Wolfe, writer of the instrumental by Spirit, that a key portion of the melody in Stairway To Heaven was lifted from the song Taurus.  Testimony presented by an economist in the trial indicates that Stairway has generated nearly $60 million in earnings in the last 5 years alone.  Unless the judge grants the motion to halt the trial, Page & Plant's legal team will begin countering the claim in court.
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