Do you think Hollywood power litigator Howard King regrets his strategy to not present an alternate damage theory for jurors - and the judge - to consider when defending his clients Pharrell and Robin Thicke in the so-called "Blurred Lines" lawsuit brought by the family of Marvin Gaye?
With great deference to Mr. King, I think more defendants should consider including alternate damage theories in their defense strategy because of cases like this, where hiring the right damages expert could drastically change the outcome.
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You might find a chance to ask Mr. King a question about damages if you attend The Copyright Society of the USA's "Copyright Conversation with Howard King" in Los Angeles on January 21. (Register and view who else registered here. Note that the AIMP members save $10 on registration - just log in to the AIMP site and then visit this page to see your discount code.)
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In any case, the below 2015 articles may interest those who wish to learn more about the damages aspects of the Blurred Lines matter:
- Forbes: Attempted to cover the claim that it cost $6.9M to make Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' A Hit
- Eriq Gardner for Billboard: 'Blurred Lines' Trial Verdict: Jury Rules Against Pharrell Williams & Robin Thicke
- Law360: Jury Awards $7.4M to Marvin Gaye Heirs
- The Grio: Marvin Gaye's family reportedly feuding over multi-million Blurred Lines damages recovery
- Contact Music: Marvin Gaye's Kids Move To Halt Sales Of Blurred Lines
- Eriq Gardner for Hollywood Reporter: Judge Rejects New "Blurred Lines" Trial, Trims Damages to $5.3 Million
- Digital Music News: Judge Says Marvin Gaye's Estate Is Entitled to 50% of Blurred Lines Royalties
- The Guardian: Pharrell Williams wins back $2m in Blurred Lines case, UMG held liable for damages
- Westside Today: Marvin Gaye Family Begins Pocketing 'Blurred Lines' #Royalties
- Business Insider: The $5 million 'Blurred Lines' legal fight over the song's 'vibe' could permanently change the music industry (Includes links to mashups of Got to Give it Up and Blurred Lines)