The long-running legal battle between German star Udo Jurgens and his former manager Hans Beierlein has ended in victory for the latter.
The German Supreme Court in Karlsruhe has ruled that Jurgens was not entitled to remove song titles from Beierlein's publishing company, Montana. The artist wanted 116 compositions removed from
the catalog, on the grounds that the personal confidence between him and Beierlein had broken down.
It was in 1977 that the suit started, the year when Jurgens quit Beierlein's management. Now the disputed titles will remain with Montana under the usual publishing agreements.