Music Stars and Lawsuits

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  • The Throne vs. Syl Johnson Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z Roc-A-Fella Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z vs. Patrick White Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z and Timbaland vs. Baligah Hamdy Estate Lawsuit
  • Jay-Z
  • Young Money, Lil Wayne
  • Lil Wayne, QD III
  • Flo Rida
  • Soulja Boy
  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber vs. Stacey Wilson Betts Lawsuit
  • Mac Miller vs. Lord Finesse Lawsuit
  • Lil Wayne vs. Deezle Lawsuit
  • 50 Cent vs. Bobby Poindexter Lawsuit
  • Curren$y vs. Damon Dash Lawsuit
  • Drake vs. Ericka Lee Lawsuit
  • Cash Money vs. EMI Lawsuit
  • The Black-Eyed Peas vs. Phoenix Phenom Lawsuit
  • Max Gregory Warren vs. Wiz Khalifa Lawsuit
  • Usher vs. Ernest Lee Straughter Lawsuit
  • Jim Jones vs. Christopher R. Liggio Lawsuit
  • Lil Wayne vs. Rich Rick Lawsuit
  • Lauryn Hill vs. Jay Gore Lawsuit
  • Outkast vs. Rosa Parks Lawsuit
  • Lauryn Hill vs. New Ark Lawsuit
  • Drake vs. Playboy Lawsuit
  • Destiny's Child vs. Ricky Allen Lawsuit
  • Mary J. Blige vs. Jay Ballard and Kim Jones Lawsuit
  • Lady Gaga vs. Rob Fusari Lawsuit
  • John Legend vs. Anthony Strokes Lawsuit
  • Drake
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Frank Ocean
  • Dr. Dre
  • Jay Z
  • Ludacris
  • Rick Ross
  • Kanye West, Bound 2
  • Jay Z
  • Nina Simone
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Robin Thicke
  • Lil Kim vs. Anderw Ro
  • Alicia Keys
  • Frank Ocean
  • Pharrell
  • Tyga
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Rick Ross
  • Game, 40 Glocc
  • Game
  • Game
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West and Common vs. Joe Farell Lawsuit
  • Kanye West vs. Vince P Lawsuit
  • Bobby Poindexter vs. Kanye West Lawsuit

Jay-Z vs. Patrick White

Hov was also sued for copyright infringement in 2011. But no, not for this rhymes — for his book, Decoded. In a hand-written lawsuit filed June 13 in Los Angeles, writer Patrick White accused Jay-Z of plagiarizing his words for his best-selling book. "In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z's book 'Decoded' which was released in 2010," White claims in the suit. "The book contains various expressions/colors/phrases which correlates to my work. After contacting or attempting to contact the co-aurthor, I got no reply."

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