BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Recording artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Bev

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Appellate Court Refuses To Rehear 'Blurred Lines' Case

July 12, 2018

Add another victory to the family of the late Marvin Gaye, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' request for a rehearing of their controversial copyright infringement case.

In 2015, Gaye's family won a lawsuit against Pharrell and Thicke over their song "Blurred Lines" saying that it infringed upon Gaye's hit song "Got to Give It Up" and they must pay millions in profits of the song to Gaye's children.

The decision also entitles Gaye's family to 50 percent in future royalties of the song, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, the appellate court did reverse liability to Clifford Harris Jr., better known as rapper T.I.