Macklemore Wants Fees After Failed 'Thrift Shop' Case

By Bill Donahue (May 14, 2019, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis want their legal bills reimbursed after beating an "objectively baseless" copyright lawsuit that claimed "Thrift Shop" and other hits featured illegal samples.

In a motion for attorney fees filed Monday, the pair said a Louisiana federal judge should punish their accuser — a New Orleans jazz artist named Paul Batiste — both for bringing the infringement suit and for how his attorneys litigated it.

The two are asking for $149,358 in fees and costs.

"Defendants are seeking only a fraction of the fees and expenses they incurred and submit that such relief is warranted because...

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