Lawsuit claiming ‘Big Bang Theory’ stole ‘Soft Kitty’ is dismissed

March 29, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory” borrowed lyrics without permission for “Soft Kitty,” a song used on several episodes of the show. The lawsuit had been brought in December 2015 by the daughters of Edith Newlin, a New Hampshire nursery school teacher who had written the nearly identical poem “Warm Kitty” in the 1930s. But in a decision posted on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said…

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