AP: Attorney To Appeal Dismissal Of Jay-Z 'Big Pimpin' Lawsuit
October 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM (PT)
The lawyer for the heir of an EGYPTIAN composer who sued rapper JAY Z over the hit song "Big Pimpin'" says he will appeal a ruling dismissing the case before it went to a jury, according to ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Attorney PETE ROSS says he believes the decision TODAY by U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE CHRISTINA A. SNYDER is "completely wrong."
SNYDER ruled that the nephew of EGYPTIAN composer BALIGH HAMDI didn't have the authority to sue the rapper and producer TIMBALAND over the 1999 hit song, which partially uses HAMDI's 1957 song "Khosara Khosara." The judge told jurors she was basing her ruling on testimony about EGYPTIAN law that was presented during a weeklong trial.
The abrupt end to the case came after testimony from both JAY Z and TIMBALAND insisiting they had valid rights to use the song.