Rock Band, Yellowcard Dismisses $15 Million Lawsuit Against Juice WRLD
Yellowcard, a rock band that broke up in 2017, has dismissed a $15 million copyright infringement lawsuit without prejudice against rapper, Juice WRLD (born Jarad Anthony Higgins) who died December 8, 2109 from an accidental drug overdose.
The lawsuit claimed that Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” copied melodic elements of their song “Holly Wood Died” without the group’s permission, reports say.
According to reports, the United States District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall paused the lawsuit when Juice WRLD passed away, giving the estate two months to appoint an administrator–ultimately his mother, Carmela Wallace would be appointed its representative.
According to Pitchfork, Richard S. Busch, the attorney for Yellowcard made the following statement:
The dismissal was without prejudice, which means it can be refilled [sic]. My clients really were uncomfortable about pursuing this action against Juice WRLD’s grieving mother as the representative of his Estate. As they said previously, they also are incredibly sympathetic about his death, and were torn initially about pursuing this in light of his death. As a result of all that has happened, they simply need additional time to decide what they want to do.
Christine Lapera, the attorney for Juice WRLD’s estate also made a statement according to Pitchfork.
Defendants were fully prepared to defend against the allegations -viewed as without merit- and remain so prepared should it become necessary. There was no settlement or consideration whatsoever for Plaintiffs’ voluntary dismissal.
Listen to both songs below.
Juice WRLD’s first posthumous LP Legends Never Die was released in July and has become one of 2020’s biggest albums.
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