(AllHipHop News) Rapper Rick Ross' copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO over their song "Party Rock Anthem" has been revived after a judge granted his appeal.
The hip-hop hitmaker launched legal action against dance music stars Redfoo and SkyBluin in 2014 over the highly-popular track, which featured the phrase "Everyday I'm shufflin'," which Ross claimed was illegally derived from his line, "Everyday I'm hustlin'," from his 2006 debut single "Hustlin'."
Ross requested maximum statutory damages and an injunction against the 2011 party song for copyright infringement, but a judge ruled last year, he has no copyright protection for Hustlin' due to poorly filed documents.
Ross reportedly made three separate copyright applications that were inconsistent and incomplete.
The case was subsequently dismissed but last month, Ross filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Miami, Florida, claiming his copyright registration is still valid despite filing errors.
He argued he did not try to conceal or intentionally commit fraud when he filed the original copyright registration.
And now a judge at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the rapper another chance to bring his case before a lower court.