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Midler Wins Round II: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld a $400,000 award granted Bette Midler after the singer sued an advertising agency that used a “sound-alike” singer for a television commercial. In 1988, a federal jury in Los Angeles found that Young & Rubicam violated Midler’s exclusive right to her vocal style by having another singer, Ula Hedwig, mimic Midler’s version of the song “Do You Wanna Dance?”


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