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Carollo denies wrongdoing and says he is working to get the ruling discharged.

“They filed the Claim out of nowhere, without even trying to contact me with one single letter, accusing me of infringing EPE’s copyright when they instead knew that I didn’t infringe anything,” he told The Associated Press in an e-mail to the AP’s London bureau.

Carollo criticized Elvis Presley Enterprises for filing the lawsuit in England, when he lives in Italy.

He also said the recently released “Viva Elvis-The Album,” which features reworked versions of Elvis songs, was inspired by one of his own remix albums.

“It felt like a friend had stabbed me in the back,” Carollo said.

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Associated Press Writer Cassandra Vinograd in London contributed to this story.

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Elvis Presley Enterprises: http://www.elvis.com