Bieber Looks To Duck $10M Copyright Suit Over Hit Song

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Justin Bieber asked a Virginia federal judge on Friday to toss a $10 million copyright infringement suit brought by two songwriters claiming they wrote one of Bieber's biggest hit singles, saying that the court’s exercise of jurisdiction over the singer in the case would be unconstitutional.

Virginia residents Devin Copeland, publicly known as De Rico, and Mareio Overton filed suit against Bieber, Usher and Universal Music Corp. in May, alleging that they created “Somebody to Love” in 2008 and gave it to music industry scouts, who...
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Copeland et al v. Bieber et al


Case Number

2:13-cv-00246

Court

Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Arenda L. Wright Allen

Date Filed

May 2, 2013

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