On Friday, the super sexy duo, had their legal representation take action and submit a motion arguing that there were problems with jury instructions during the case. The motion also claims that they felt there was not enough evidence to support a ruling that Blurred Lines was similar in sound to Marvin Gaye‘s Got to Give it Up.
They’re really trying every angle — like we can blame them! — with the rebuttal because the argument is also heavily founded on the idea that the judge made a ruling before the end of the trail. He originally stated that Gaye’s copyright of their song adhered to the sheet music and what that solely expressed.
To make things a bit more tangled up, the judge supposedly went back and forth regarding this ruling as he wouldn’t allow the original Got to Give it Up to be played. However, at a later date he let a bare bones version of the song be heard. The Williams camp was very unhappy with this and felt that it only helped to confuse the jury.
Damn right, we’d be confused too!
Williams legal team also feels that the ruling regarding the amount charged to the estates was “grossly excessive and not supported by any admissible evidence.”
Man, oh man, money always turns things into a sticky situation! We won’t know any more major details until June 29th when the judge will listen to these motions at an oral hearing but we’re SUPER curious about how this will all go down!
Though it seems like it could be a petty, money grubbing move by both sides, this case could actually have a major impact on the music of our future! What do you think, do Pharrell and Robin have a case? Or is this all just pointless efforts trying to protect their money??
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