Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Owe $25M In Beats Royalties, Jury Says

By Brandon Lowrey and RJ Vogt (June 27, 2018, 3:03 PM EDT) -- A California jury found Wednesday that Beats Electronics LLC founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $25.25 million to an entrepreneur who worked on the first model of their iconic headphones, holding that the music moguls breached a contract entitling the early co-creator to royalties.

After four years of litigation, a three-week trial and three days of deliberation at a downtown Los Angeles courthouse, the jurors' ultimate challenge was twofold. They were tasked with deciding whether plaintiff Steven Lamar was a third party beneficiary to a 2007 royalty agreement among Dre, Iovine and a design firm, as well as determining whether that...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!