- 21 June 2012
- by Tim Kenneally
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The Good Ship Lollipop has just sent out a distress signal. The granddaughter of the tunesmith who wrote "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and "Hooray for Hollywood," among other musical chestnuts, filed a lawsuit against Warner/Chappell Music on Wednesday, claiming that she's been stiffed on royalties from her grandfather's catalog. Deborah Bush Gervasi, the granddaughter of deceased tunesmith Richard A. Whiting
, says that Warner/Chappell has shown a "willful, intentional, and/or grossly negligent failure" to pay proper royalties on her grandfather's songs. According to Gervasi, she discovered that Warner/Chappell was paying a lower
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