Lawsuit Against Bieber And Usher Thrown Out Of The Court


Troubled star Justin Bieber has one less legal scandal to worry about.

Now that a $10 million (£6.25 million) lawsuit for plagiarism over his 2010 hit ‘Somebody to Love’ was thrown out of court, he can relax.

In 2013, songwriters, Devin ‘De Rico’ Copeland and Mareio Overton, filed the lawsuit over copyright infringement where Justin and Usher were named as defendants.

The plaintiffs claimed Bieber’s single and its remixed version were very similar to music they wrote and recorded for Copeland’s album, ‘My Story II’, in 2008.

They also say that Usher had been introduced to the song through mutual friends.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. district judge Arenda Allen dismissed the claims with prejudice on Friday, March 18th.

This is what Allen wrote in her judgment,

“The songs cannot be reasonably construed as being substantially similar. Although the accused songs have some elements in common with Plaintiffs’ song, their mood, tone, and subject matter differ significantly.”

Dismissing of all claims will come as a relief for the 20-year-old singer, who is already dealing with multiple accusations.

There’s a DUI charge in Miami, Florida relating to an arrest in January.

There is a vandalism investigation by police in Los Angeles over an alleged egging attack on his neighbor’s home, and he’s also facing an assault accusation in Toronto, Canada, along with two civil suits from paparazzi in California and Florida among further allegations of assault and misdemeanors.

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