Marvin Gaye's Family Targets T.I., Record Companies in "Blurred Lines" Case

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 18, 2015

Marvin Gaye's family appear to be unwilling to quit while it's ahead. The family already won $7.4 million from Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for ripping off their hit "Blurred Lines" from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Now the family is seeking to blame even more parties for the infringement, since it's also going after T.I. and the record companies involved in the song's release.

While the trial determined that Thicke and Williams had violated Gaye's copyright, the family is now asking the courts to alter the jury's decision and hold Universal Music, Interscope Records and Star Trak Entertainment accountable too. Furthermore, it is also targeting T.I. for his role as song's guest performer.

The Hollywood Reporter suggests that, not only could this mean more money for the Gayes, this latest move could be part of an attempt to get an injunction against the song, which would block the sale and distribution of "Blurred Lines" until a new agreement is reached regarding royalties. This would give the family a cut of profits going forward.

This motion for a corrected verdict can be read here.

Meanwhile, Thicke and Williams are planning an appeal.

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