Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley’s lawsuit against the vocalist has been dismissed by a US district judge.

Daisley launched a lawsuit against Ozzy and his firm Blizzard Music Limited last year, claiming he was owed $2 million in unpaid royalties connected with Ozzy’s first two albums, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, recorded in 1980, which featured the bassist’s songwriting and bass playing.

Daily also told journalist Joel Gausten last year that while he has received performance and publishing royalties for the songs, he has not received his share of what are known as synchronization fees, or “sync fees,” which writers earn from the use of a song in an ad, TV show, movie, video game or other such media.

But, according to the Courthouse News Service, US District Judge Christina Snyder has dismissed the case and concluded that Daisley’s claims that Osbourne used a sham company to withhold royalty income from him stem from songwriter agreements that now require arbitration.

The lawsuit was filed on August 9th, 2016, at the District Court of Douglas County, Nevada, but the case was then transferred to federal court.

Representatives of the Osbournes responded to the lawsuit last year saying that previous legal action brought by Daisley had failed and that multiple audits of Blizzard Music Limited had resulted in no discoveries of non-payment, adding: “after 36 years, this is tantamount to harassment.”

Daily responded, “I wouldn’t care if I had $50 trillion. If somebody’s taking advantage of me, I want to put a stop to it. I wish Ozzy every success. I just have a problem with not getting paid properly.”

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  • T on

    My instincts tell me that Bob is probably 100% correct.

  • Rattlehead on

    I have no idea of the details of this case, nor what the contracts/agreements (if any) state, but I hope Daisley is successful in this arbitration. I’m sure Sharon Osbourne has financially screwed Daisley in other business dealings, so this would be a nice way for him to be on the positive receiving side, for a change.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Well, let’s hope they take care of him in Arbitration. Can’t imagine how much he’s already spent on attorney fees. I hope he gets the money he’s owed.

  • DR Is Live on

    The guy has been paid millions. He’s had forensic accounting done numerous times and it’s come back in Ozzy’s favour every time.

  • Keith G on

    I have no idea of the details of the case. It sounds like Bob D. has sued Ozzy a couple of times, and has come out on the short end of the stick each time. While I don’t trust Sharon as far as I can throw her, I also would think that if there was something there, it would have been found by now. Maybe this can be settled in arbitration to the satisfaction of both sides, and everyone can move on. Ozzy and Bob are getting up there in years, and these albums were released 37 years ago. It is past time that this thing gets settled.

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