A Vancouver, British Columbia, judge ruled Friday (Dec. 10.) that
singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan does not have to share songwriting
credits with onetime collaborator Darryl Neudorf for four tracks
from Touch, her 1988 debut album, her manager said. "It was a total
vindication," said Terry McBride, manager for the Grammy winning singer
who founded the Lilith Fair tour. The case took several years to wend its
way through the Supreme Court of British Columbia in a trial that at one
point featured McLachlan performing in court to demonstrate how particular
songs were created. Neudorf sought to establish co-authorship on "Vox,"
"Steaming," "Strange World" and "Sad Clown." Judge Bruce Cohen ruled that
Neudorf had not established a songwriting agreement with McLachlan,
according to Reuters. Neudorf's lawyer, Jonathan Simkin, did not
return a call for comment.