Ozzy Osbourne Lawsuit Dismissed, But 'Not Over Yet'

By | August 27, 2002 at 12:00 AM

A lawsuit against Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne may have been dismissed, but the former bandmembers who filed the case say it will go on.

Bob Daisley, bassist and songwriter on the first two Osbourne solo albums (1980’s Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981’s Diary Of A Madman), released this statement concerning the court’s decision: “Obviously, this is a disappointing ruling, but it’s not over yet. This case has merit-Lee and I have been struggling for two decades just to receive the correct royalties and credit that’s due us-and we are confident that we will prevail in the end.”

For some 20 years Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have been involved in litigation with the Osbournes regarding royalties and proper credits on the albums. The court recently dismissed a suit first filed in 1998 after earlier this year setting a trial date for February 2003.

Regarding the upcoming trial and what will happen now, Daisley told Australia’s Undercover website ( undercover.com.au), “I don’t know what’s going to happen now. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what is going to happen over the next six months with our comeback on this situation.”

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