A Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed the “Big Pimpin'” copyright infringement case against Jay Z and Timbaland earlier this week, but the lawyers for the plaintiff, Osama Fahmy, plan to continue this court battle. Attorney Pete Ross feels that Judge Christina A. Snyder throwing out the case before it reached the jury was “completely wrong,” according to Billboard.
“We disagree strongly with the ruling, and we fully intend to appeal,” Fahmy’s other attorney Keith Wesley told The Hollywood Reporter. “We haven’t fully formulated our appeal strategy, but certainly we believe the court committed legal error in failing to restrict the license under Egyptian law.”
Fahmy sued Jigga and Timbaland in 2007 for using a sample from his uncle Baligh Hamdi’s 1957 song “Khosara Khosara” for “Big Pimpin'” without permission.