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Christine Lepera Named Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer

October 22, 2015

Christine Lepera was featured in The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week series for helping score a big win for music copyright defendants in the battle over Jay-Z’s "Big Pimpin'."

On Wednesday, October 21, Christine and other defense lawyers convinced a Los Angeles federal judge, to dismiss a 2007 lawsuit alleging that the Jay-Z hit “Big Pimpin’” unlawfully sampled from a now-deceased Egyptian musician. Following five days of trial that featured testimony from both Jay-Z and music producer Timbaland, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder found that the plaintiff, Osama Ahmed Fahmy—the Egyptian musician’s nephew—lacked standing to sue.

The article was published in Law360 on October 22, 2015.

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