Gilbert Properties Partnership v. Baerwald (U.S. District Court, CDCA)

The firm represented the heirs of the late singer/songwriter Kevin Gilbert in a lawsuit against David Baerwald alleging that Baerwald refused to give co-writing credit or royalties to Gilbert for the hit song "Come What May", which was featured as the sole original song in the film Moulin Rouge. Shortly before trial, Baerwald and other defendants agreed to settle, acknowledging Gilbert as co-author of the song and agreeing to pay Gilbert's heirs his share of songwriter royalties.