Sony Urges Judge To Toss 'Step Up' Soundtrack Suit

By Daniel Siegal (March 17, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Sony Music Entertainment urged a California federal judge on Monday to toss for the fourth and final time a songwriter's heirs' claim that his recording was illegally sampled multiple times, including in the title track of the film "Step Up," saying a remastered recording is not tied to the original.

During a hearing in Los Angeles, Christine Lepera of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, representing Sony and a group of co-defendants that included Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Inc., told U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson that the infringement claims related to "Step Up" in the third amended complaint brought by...

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