Federal Court Issues Directed Verdict in the Fahmy v. Jay Z Trial
Christine Lepera of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, counsel for Tim Mosley p/k/a Timbaland, the members of the band Linkin Park, Warner Brothers, Universal, Roc-A-Fella Records, MTV, Paramount, and EMI Blackwood, says:
"We and our clients obviously are very pleased with this decision. The court correctly ruled that the Plaintiff had no right to bring this case and cannot pursue any claim of infringement in connection with Big Pimpin' whatsoever. Defendants have maintained throughout that Mr. Fahmy has no right to sue for infringement in connection with Big Pimpin' and that fact has now been established."
Ms. Lepera's co-counsel, David Steinberg, notes that, "after a lengthy litigation, Defendants have been vindicated in their position that they have every right to exploit Big Pimpin' wherever they choose, including in records, films, and concerts."