NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court judge in New York has dismissed guitarist Joe Satriani's plagiarism lawsuit against the British rock band Coldplay, legal records show.
Satriani accused the group of lifting parts of his song "If I Could Fly" and using them in their hit "Viva la Vida."
However, Coldplay has insisted any similarity between the two songs was "entirely coincidental and just as surprising to us as to him."
Although Judge Dean Pregerson dismissed the case this week, he also suggested in his one-page order that the two parties attempt to reach some sort of settlement, E! News reported.