'Whoomp (There It Is)' Producer Wins $2M In Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Wednesday awarded music producer Alvertis Isbell $2.4 million for copyright infringement of hip-hop songs "Dazzey Duks" and "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by publisher DM Records Inc., which claimed Isbell had sold his rights in a bankruptcy sale.

The jury in the Eastern District of Texas found that DM had infringed Isbell's copyright of both songs, which Isbell said he had transferred to his publishing company, Alvert Music, before selling the assets of his bankrupt Bellmark Records to DM in 1999....
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