Fla. Judge Splits Up Trial In 'Hustlin'' Copyright Suit

Law360 (February 15, 2019, 4:13 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday split an upcoming trial in a copyright infringement suit over LMFAO's hit song "Party Rock Anthem" in two, separating out a question over whether the plaintiffs, the producers of musician Rick Ross' song "Hustlin'," are legal owners of the copyright and have standing to bring the suit.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams agreed with the defense that bifurcating the trial would help clarify the issues for the jury and increase the possibility of a settlement because it would reduce uncertainty around the determination of the key issue of whether producers Jermaine Jackson and Andrew...

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