Jay-Z Sanctioned By Judge In 'Big Pimpin'' IP Suit

Law360, New York (May 28, 2015, 3:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Thursday sanctioned Jay-Z for failing to comply with a discovery request in a copyright infringement suit brought by the co-owner of an Egyptian song sampled in the hip hop mogul's hit "Big Pimpin” and ordered him to produce an unredacted version of an agreement.

U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ordered Jay-Z to pay $3,000 in attorneys' fees to Osama Ahmed Fahmy and to hand over a copy of an unredacted version of an agreement he made with concert-promotion company Live Nation. Fahmy had moved to compel Jay-Z to produce any agreement providing for remuneration at live...

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