Robin Thicke And Pharrell Lose First Legal Battle Against Marvin Gaye’s Estate

Robin Thicke and Pharrell have been in a heated legal battle with Marvin Gaye’s estate over similarities between “Blurred Lines” and “Got To Give It Up,” and it’s been a complicated and convoluted affair so far. Spin reports that Judge John Kronstadt ruled yesterday that the estate “made a sufficient showing that elements of ‘Blurred Lines’ may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of ‘Got to Give It Up.’ Defendants have identified these with particularity for purposes of analytic dissection.” Thicke and Pharrell were seeking a summary judgement in the case, but because of Judge Kronstadt’s ruling, the case will continue forward as planned with a trial scheduled for February 10, 2015.

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