LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has trimmed more than $2 million from a verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their hit “Blurred Lines,” but is also giving Marvin Gaye’s family a share of future earnings from the 2013 hit song.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled Tuesday that the copyright infringement verdict a jury reached in March should be cut from nearly $7.4 million to $5.3 million. The judge’s ruling, however, gives Gaye’s family a 50 percent share of the song’s future royalties.
Kronstadt’s 56-page ruling dealt with several post-trial issues, including a request by Thicke and Williams’ lawyers for a new trial. The judge rejected that motion, and also refused to issue an injunction requested by Gaye’s family that would have removed “Blurred Lines” from the airwaves.
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