Rick Ross Takes LMFAO Copyright Fight To 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 7, 2017, 5:31 PM EST) -- Rapper Rick Ross is asking the Eleventh Circuit to revive his claims that pop duo LMFAO ripped off his song with their smash hit “Party Rock Anthem,” saying unintentional errors in his copyright registration should not have torpedoed his lawsuit.

The rapper is appealing a ruling last year that dismissed his long-running suit over similarities between “Party Rock” and his own 2006 hit “Hustlin.” LMFAO’s song centers on “Every day I’m shuffling”; Ross’s song features the chorus “Every day I’m hustlin’.”

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Case Title

William Roberts, II, et al v. Stefan Gordy, et al


Case Number

16-12284

Court

Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 Copyright

Date Filed

May 10, 2016

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