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Songwriter: "Fat Joe Stole My Thunder!"
Highest Court S.D. New York
Year Ended 2010
Plaintiffs Songwriter(s)
Defendants Motown Records
Universal Music Group
Other Fat Joe
Short Description After Fat Joe released his successful rap song "Lean Back" in the summer of 2004, he was sued by Plaintiff for infringing his song, which also happened to be named "Lean Back". The court held that Plaintiff could not prove that Fat Joe and his record company infringed his copyright to the song, since he could not demonstrate that Fat Joe had access to his song before Fat Joe released his rendition of "Lean Back". Fat Joe's motion for summary judgment was granted. - SKR

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Copying & Distribution/Dissemination

Opinions Chapman v. Universal Motown Records Group
2010 WL 517480
S.D. New York , February 04, 2010 ( No. 08 Civ. 3255(LAP) )

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Fat Joe ( Other )
Motown Records ( Defendant )
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Universal Music Group ( Defendant )

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Copyrights / Infringement / Copying & Distribution/Dissemination

S.D. New York (highest court)

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