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'Blurred Lines' Legal Fight Not Over For Robin Thicke and Pharrell

05/05/2015
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(Radio.com) The battle between the Marvin Gaye family and "Blurred Lines" writers Robin Thicke and Pharrell is not over yet. THR reports that U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt heard new motions on Friday (May 1) from both sides, including a heavy push from Pharrell's team for a new trial.

His lawyers are arguing that "the damages and profits awarded by the jury are unsupported by any evidence, let alone substantial evidence, and are contrary to law; and evidentiary errors and legal errors in the jury instructions were prejudicial and prevented Counter-Defendants from receiving a fair trial."

It goes on to list a huge number of evidentiary errors, including arguments that the infamous Marvin Gaye/"Blurred Lines" mashup was inadmissible and that the jury's opinions as well as the court's ruling on them were "erroneous, unfair and prejudicial."

Pharrell's legal team are trying a letter of the law argument, by insisting that the sheet music of the two songs are the only comparable things under copyright law and not inspiration, groove or other intangible factors.

If Judge Kronstadt rules in their favor, it could overturn the entire verdict. Read more here.

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