Jay Z and Timbaland have reportedly won the “Big Pimpin'” copyright infringement case. L.A Superior Court Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled that the plaintiff, Osama Fahmy, “lacked standing to pursue his claim,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“In light of that decision, it will not be necessary to submit to the jury whether ‘Big Pimpin” infringed ‘Khosara Khosara,'” said the judge.
Fahmy sued Timbo and Hova eight years ago for what he claims was the illegal sampling of his uncle’s song “Khosara Khosara.”
“We disagree strongly with the ruling, and we fully intend to appeal,” Fahmy’s 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.”
Jay’s lawyer Andrew Bart said that the Jigga man “is pleased with and feels vindicated by the decision.”