Gaye's children, Frankie Gaye and Nona Gaye, countersued Thicke in late October, two months after he preemptively sued the family to protect his multi-platinum hit. Also named in the Gaye family suit is Sony/ATV subsidiary EMI April, which owns stakes in both songs. EMI stands accused of failing to properly protect Gaye's music.
Sony/ATV's attempt to sidestep liability won't absolve the company of further involvement in the disagreement. While the terms of the settlement are sealed, details behind Sony/ATV's part in the legal squabble could be exposed as the suit against the blue-eyed soul singer pushes forward.
Like Sony/ATV, Thicke offered the family a six-figure payout, which they rejected.
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