"I had not previously seen it in my collection and do not know how or when it got there," states Page. "It may well have been left by a guest. I doubt it was there for long, since I never noticed it before. But, again, I know I did not hear Taurus until 2014."
In conjunction with this declaration - as well as one by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant - the band has brought a motion for summary judgment to a lawsuit that was first filed in Pennsylvania before moving to California. The motion demands dismissal of an action that alleges a "falsification of Rock N' Roll history," specifically that "any reasonable observer, when comparing 'Taurus' and 'Stairway to Heaven,' must conclude that -- at the very least -- significant portions of the songs are nearly identical."
The key aspects of the motion involve not a fight to contend the songs aren't similar, but rather a consequential argument why the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust is in no position to bring a lawsuit in the first place.
Most notably, Led Zeppelin argues that Taurus was a "work for hire," meaning Wolfe himself never enjoyed copyright to his song. The basis here is that in 1967, Wolfe entered into a recording contract with Ode Records and a songwriter contract with its affiliate Hollenbeck Music, where it was agreed that Wolfe was a "writer for hire... with full rights of copyright renewal vested in [Hollenbeck]."