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man sues over lack of live orchestra

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In Manchester, UK, a man (who it turns out is a former principal clarinetist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) sued a production of The Wizard of Oz over its use of a recorded track instead of a live orchestra.  He sued under the UK’s Trade Descriptions Act, which essentially functions as a truth in advertising statute – so the suit asserted that if it says “musical” in the description, there should be a live orchestra, not a taped one. Sound like a long shot?  It was, but the man won his suit.

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