Lawyer who sued Led Zeppelin suspended from practicing law

"Various rules of conduct" have been violated

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The lawyer who sued Led Zeppelin in the recent “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism case, has been reportedly suspended from practising law.

Francis Malofiy‘s behavior as an attorney has been the subject of repeated judicial scrutiny, records The Hollywood Reporter, and will serve a suspension of three months and one day for violation of “various rules of conduct” during a copyright infringement lawsuit surrounding Usher’s song “Bad Girls”.

During the six-day “Stairway To Heaven” trial, Malofiy racked up more than a hundred sustained objections and multiple admonishments from Judge R. Gary Klausner.


After the jury ruled in Led Zeppelin’s favor, Malifoy said he lost on a technicality and hinted at an appeal.

The suspension only applies to the state of Pennsylvania, where the Usher trial was held, but could also affect Malofiy’s work in California.

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