Yellowcard Are Still Suing Juice WRLD Even Though He's Dead
Published Dec 18, 2019In the lead-up to the recent passing of Juice WRLD, the Chicago rapper was sued for copyright infringement by pop-punk act Yellowcard. However, the rapper's death isn't stopping the band from moving forward with their lawsuit.
While the suit had been put on hold after the passing of Juice WRLD on December 8, news has now surfaced that the legal action against him is still very much alive.
As previously reported, Yellowcard sued Juice WRLD back in October for $15 million USD in damages, claiming the rapper's hit song "Lucid Dreams" copied melodic elements of the group's song "Holly Wood Died" without their permission.
Yellowcard are being represented by Richard Busch, the lawyer who famously won the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit for the estate of Marvin Gaye.
According to court documents obtained by XXL, Busch submitted a motion this week on behalf of Yellowcard asking for an extension in the time the defence had to respond to the suit.
Originally, Juice WRLD had until December 9 to file a response, but now Yellowcard and their legal team have asked that the late rapper's estate, as well as various co-defendants, respond by February 4, 2020.
In addition to Juice WRLD, the members of Yellowcard have also named co-writer Taz Taylor, producer Nicholas Mira, BMG Rights Management, Grade A Productions and Interscope Records in the suit.
The lawsuit also cited an interview where the rapper expressed a love for Fall Out Boy's Under the Cork Tree, which was produced by Neal Avron. Avron also produced Yellowcard's "Holly Wood Died."
You can compare both songs below.
Juice WRLD died on December 8 at the age of 21.