Newswire: Judge reduces damages in “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, names T.I. responsible

Even though “Blurred Lines” has been replaced as “song of the summer” a couple of times since its debut in 2013, it lives on in small-town car stereos—and courtrooms. The song’s producer and interpreter (Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, respectively) have spent the last two years defending themselves in court against a lawsuit brought by Marvin Gaye’s family, alleging that they’d ripped off the late singer’s “Got To Give It Up.” The Gayes also went after EMI (who settled out of court), Universal Music Group, Interscope, and reality-TV family man Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr. in their suit.

In March of this year, a jury found in favor of the Gaye family to the tune of $7.3 million, an amount that included both damages and a cut of the song’s profits. The defendants could finally move on: Williams probably started by throwing out …

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