R&B Singer Ashanti Exits Suit Over 'Capo' Track Rip-Off

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT) -- R&B artist Ashanti has agreed to settle a copyright suit claiming she and rapper Jim Jones sampled a copyrighted song without permission for Jones' 2011 album "Capo," according to a stipulation filed Thursday.

Ashanti, whose actual name is Ashanti Sequoia Douglas, agreed along with her music publishing company Pookietoots LLC not to further infringe the copyright on a song by hip hop producer Christopher R. Liggio, who sued in September in New York federal court.

Liggio claimed Jones and Universal Music Publishing used his song “Changing...
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Case Title

Liggio v. Entertainment One US, LP et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-06577

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Harold Baer

Date Filed

September 20, 2011

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