Jay Z & Timbaland Win 'Big Pimpin' Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Chalk one up for Jay Z and Timbaland's legal teams.
The Associated Press reports that a copyright infringement lawsuit against the two was thrown out on Wednesday, October 31st.
The nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy sued the rapper and producer, claiming they ruined his uncle's song, "Khosara, Khosara," which was sampled for the 2000 hit record, "Big Pimpin."
U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled Wednesday that the heir didn't have "the right to pursue a copyright infringement claim" and the case should be tossed out. She told jurors "she was basing her ruling on testimony about Egyptian law that was presented during a weeklong trial."
Pete Ross, the attorney for the plaintiff, said the judges ruling was "completely wrong." He plans to appeal the decision.