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Beats' $109M Headphone Royalties Row Goes To Jury

Law360, Los Angeles (June 22, 2018, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles jury began deliberations Friday afternoon to decide whether Beats Electronics LLC co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $109 million in headphone-sale royalties to a businessman who claims he handed them the now-iconic product "on a silver platter" over a decade ago.

During closing arguments Friday, plaintiff Steven Lamar's attorney Brian Melton of Susman Godfrey LLP told jurors that Lamar pulled the original Beats headphones together in 2005 and 2006, working with design, technology and Chinese manufacturers to create the framework for the...
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