NEW YORK - Paul Simon wants a musical clock distributor to ease his mind by not using "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
The singer-songwriter sued Rhythm USA Inc. in federal court in Manhattan on Friday, claiming the company never got his permission to sell wall clocks that play the famous tune.
The Georgia-based subsidiary of a Japanese manufacturer "knew or should have known that they were violating (Simon's) rights and have realized millions of dollars from their infringing actions," according to the suit, which seeks $10 million in damages.
There was no immediate response to messages left with Rhythm USA.
A company website says its parent company, Rhythm Watch Co. Ltd., was established in 1950 and has sold about 20 million clocks worldwide.