Macklemore Gets Fees After Win In 'Thrift Shop' Sampling Suit

Law360 (October 23, 2019, 6:54 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal court has ordered New Orleans jazz artist Paul Batiste to pay $125,000 to reimburse Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for the hip-hop duo's legal fees after they beat Batiste's lawsuit, which claimed some of their popular songs like "Thrift Shop" featured illegal samples.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman on Monday adopted in full the recommendations of a magistrate judge, who had endorsed the majority of Macklemore and Lewis' fee request, describing Batiste's case as "objectively weak."

The magistrate judge had pointed to a series of "mishaps and failures" by Batiste, including nonpayment of an earlier award of attorney fees,...

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