LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for an Egyptian composer’s nephew who sued Jay Z and Timbaland over the song “Big Pimpin'” is promising to appeal a judge’s abrupt dismissal of the case yesterday. The nephew of composer Baligh Hamdi claimed Jay Z and Timbaland did not have proper permission to use flute notes from his uncle’s 1957 song “Khosara Khosara” for “Big Pimpin’.” Timbaland had paid $100,000 in 2001 to settle a claim about using that song. Both Timbaland and Jay Z testified they had a valid license for the samples. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder did not explain her decision to throw out the case but told jurors she did so after hearing testimony about Egyptian law. Jay Z’s lawyer says he’s pleased with the decision.
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