Second Cir. Hears Appeal Against Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, defendants Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records urged a Second Circuit panel of judges that music producer, Chauncey Mahan, missed the statute of limitations to bring a copyright suit claiming co-ownership for dozens of songs released by Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records between 1999 and 2000.

Chauncey Mahan originally brought his claim in 2014 and it was later dismissed in April of 2015, awarding the defendants $250,000 in legal fees based on a finding that the claims were unreasonable and frivolous. Mahan has …

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