William Buus represents Ian Mitchell, Gordon Clark, and Pat McGlynn, three former members of the Bay City Rollers, in a New York federal case originally brought by five other former members of the band against Arista Records for its alleged failure to pay royalties for nearly thirty years. Ian Mitchell (guitarist and vocalist), Gordon Clark (vocalist) and Pat McGlynn (guitarist) have sought an order allowing them to intervene in the action so they may recover their fair share of those royalties as well.
The Bay City Rollers were popular in the mid-1970s with hits such as "Dedication," "Bye, Bye, Baby," "Saturday Night," and "I Only Want To Be With You." They released a number of albums in the 1970s and 1980s, and several compilations were released both before and after they parted ways in the 1980s. Their songs may be downloaded online, and may be heard insuit was brought, the original plaintiffs apparently either forgot or downplayed the significant contributions Ian Mitchell, Gordon Clark, and Pat McGlynn made to the band and its popularity; they wanted to cut our clients out," William said. "We wanted to make sure that didn't happen."
As of now, William's motion to allow his clients to intervene in the case is still pending, as is Arista Records' motion to dismiss the action for failure to state a claim. No trial date has been set yet.