Simmons v. Stanberry

Represented Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, in a copyright case related to his 2007 hit "I Get Money." Tyrone Simmons, the plaintiff in the matter, claimed he purchased the beat behind the record in 2006 from producer William Stanberry. In 2007, Stanberry sold the beat to 50 Cent, who used it to release "I Get Money." Simmons filed a copyright infringement claim against Stanberry and 50 Cent in 2010, more than three years after the release of “I Get Money.” In 2014, a judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed Simmons’ claim, finding that his case was time-barred, a ruling that was later affirmed on appeal.

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