The lawsuit against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne brought by Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake has been dismissed by the federal court in Los Angeles. In a ruling issued on August 16, 2002, the court rejected the plaintiffs’ claims for record royalties and additional credits on the classic Ozzy albums “Blizzard of Oz” and “Diary of A Madman.” The ruling ends the lawsuit first filed in 1998.
Ozzy and Sharon stated: “This decision recognizes what we have been saying all along: Bob and Lee’s lawsuit was vicious and frivolous. It is truly sad that they felt the need to try to strip Ozzy of his credibility as a songwriter and performer. We pity them because the only real success they ever had was when they were session players for Ozzy 22 years ago. Our family feels vindicated that this nightmare has finally come to an end. We are thankful to our legal team and the United States Justice system for ruling fairly on this case.”
The Osbourne’s lawyer, Orin Snyder of the firm Parcher Hayes & Snyder, stated: “The court’s ruling vindicates Ozzy and Sharon 100 percent. It confirms that this case is completely worthless.”