No. 99-2495.

329 F.3d 437 (2003)

Rosa PARKS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LAFACE RECORDS, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided and Filed: May 12, 2003.

Petition for Rehearing Denied: July 2, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (argued and briefed), Cochran, Sherry, Givens & Smith, Los Angeles, CA, Gregory J. Reed (briefed), Gregory J. Reed & Associates, Detroit, MI, for Appellant.

Joseph M. Beck (argued and briefed), Christopher J. Kellner (briefed), Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA, for Appellees.

Before NORRIS and COLE, Circuit Judges; HOLSCHUH, District Judge.

Petition for Rehearing En Banc Denied: July 2, 2003.


JOHN D. HOLSCHUH, District Judge.

This is a dispute over the name of a song. Rosa Parks is a civil rights icon who first gained prominence during the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in 1955. She brings suit against LaFace Records, a record producer, and OutKast, a "rap" (or "hip-hop") music duo, as well as several other named affiliates, for using her name as the title of their song,

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