American rock band Yellowcard have retracted their $15 million lawsuit filed against rapper Juice WRLD, on his breakout hit ‘Lucid Dreams.’
Meanwhile, the Yellowcard litigants include Peter Michael Mosely, Sean Michael Wellman-Mackin, Longineu Warren Parsons, and William Ryan Key.
The million-dollar copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in October last year, before Juice WRLD’s untimely demise. Not long after, Yellowcard was firm to pursue the case even after the rapper’s death.
Meanwhile, accusing the 21-year-old rapper and his producers of ‘knowingly copying’ parts of the band’s 2006 song Holly Wood Died.
In addition, the rapper was pronounced dead on December 8, 2019 due to an accidental overdose of powerful painkillers – oxycodone and codeine toxicity.
Meanwhile, Juice WRLD rose to fame in May 2018 with his song ‘Lucid Dreams’ that broke several records and climbed up the music charts.
A TIMELINE OF EVENTS
On July 24th (Friday), Yellowcard’s lawyer, Richard Busch, has dismissed the lawsuit ‘without prejudice,’ which means that it can be re-filed in the future.
The band reconsidered their claim as they felt ‘uncomfortable’ carrying the case forward with his bereaved mother. In addition, substantial delays in the court proceedings and the onset of the pandemic are other factors.
Juice WRLD who goes by the real name Jared Higgins was only 21 when he died after suffering a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport.
Earlier this month Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album – Legends Never Die which features nearly 20 tracks was released on July 10th. In addition, the tracks boast of an ensemble of great artists including Halsey, Marshmello, Trippie Redd, and Polo G.