Osama Ahmed Fahmy filed the lawsuit in 2007 against Jay Z. Photo: Filed
Jay Z is seeking a delay in the trial over the rights to the sample used in ‘Big Pimpin’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Z claims the plaintiff is being unfair by not attending the trial. The trial which is scheduled to proceed in October 13, 2015 will see the Rap mogul defending himself.
Osama Ahmed Fahmy filed the suit in 2007 for copyright infringement of his uncle’s song, ‘Khosara’.
Fahmy says that Jay Z and producer Timbaland claimed that they legally cleared the sample but it is null and void under Egyptian law, the country where the song was first created.
Fahmy reportedly will not be attending the trial, which caused Jay Z’s legal team to file the request on Friday, October 2, 2015.
The documents says that Mr. Fahmy has a heart condition, that he is ‘currently’ unstable and that he cannot ‘travel by airplane for long distance.’ Unable to attend the trial, Fahmy will be presenting his testimony via a six-year-old deposition.
Jay Z is seeking the delay in order to force Fahmy to testify in person or prevent the deposition from being used in trial.
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