Jay-Z Seeks To Narrow 'Big Pimpin'' Sample Suit

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT) -- The nephew of an Egyptian composer who wrote music allegedly sampled in Jay-Z's hit "Big Pimpin'" should have his claims for recovery narrowed by the statute of limitations, the rapper said Thursday in a California federal court motion.

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, and co-defendants including EMI Music Publishing Ltd., filed a motion for partial summary judgment arguing that plaintiff Osama Ahmed Fahmy knew of the alleged infringement in 2000 but did not file suit until 2007.

As a result, the motion argues, the...
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