Yellowcard’s lawsuit against the late Juice WRLD due to alleged illegal sampling in ‘Lucid Dreams’ has, once again, been put on hold.
In October of 2019, US pop-punk outfit Yellowcard submitted a lawsuit against the late American rapper Juice WRLD claiming that he illegally sampled their song ‘Holly Wood Died’ in his single ‘Lucid Dreams’.
Citing that the “melodic elements” were “virtually identical” in both songs, Yellowcard went on to file a lawsuit worth $15 million in damages, seeking co-ownership of the song.
Their claims come from a fact that the accused once mentioned that he was a fan of From Under The Cork Tree by Fall Out Boy, which also shared the producer who worked on ‘Holly Wood Died’, Neil Avron.
Along with charging Juice WRLD of sampling ‘Holly Wood Died’, the suit also names the producers of the single, Nick Mira and Taz Taylor, as well as the labels Grade A Productions and Interscope as co-defendants of the lawsuit.
Check out ‘Holly Wood Died’ by Yellowcard:
Now, as the saga continues, Yellowcard has once again halted their pursuit of royalties for Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’, which has been granted by United States District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall.
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In documents viewed by Pitchfork, the reason for the request for a stay is that Juice WRLD’s estate has not yet appointed an administrator.
While the judge has set a deadline for a status update on the probate proceedings, April 13th, there is no telling when the trial will be settled.
Once the trial recommences, it’ll be up to the judge and jury if Juice WRLD’s estate will be charged with illegal sampling. In the meantime, you can check out both tracks and decide for yourself.