Ed Sheeran Can't Get Quick Appeal Over Marvin Gaye Song

By Bill Donahue (February 7, 2019, 8:40 PM EST) -- Ed Sheeran lost a bid Wednesday to file a fast-track appeal aimed at ending a lawsuit that claims his "Thinking Out Loud" infringes Marvin Gaye's iconic "Let's Get It On," sending the case toward trial.

Sheeran had asked for an immediate, or interlocutory, appeal of a ruling last month that rejected his efforts to escape the case, saying there were crucial questions about music copyright law that should be decided by the higher court before the case can move forward.

On Wednesday, Judge Louis L. Stanton said he could answer those questions himself first.

"There is nothing unusual in district courts...

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