Yellowcard drops copyright infringement of Juice WRLD’s “Luicid Dreams”
Yellowcard’s $15 million lawsuit against Juice WRLD’s estate and his vocals on his hit song “Lucid Dreams” has been dropped. The group’s initial claim of the late rapper taking the vocals from their song “Holly Wood Died” has been dropped in part to a grieving family; further action isn’t necessary.
“The dismissal was without prejudice, which means it can be refilled [sic],” Yellowcard’s attorney Richard S. Busch informed Pitchfork in a statement about the decision to drop the suit. “My clients really were uncomfortable about pursuing this action against Juice WRLD’s grieving mother as the representative of his Estate. As they said previously, they also are incredibly sympathetic about his death, and were torn initially about pursuing this in light of his death. As a result of all that has happened, they simply need additional time to decide what they want to do.”
The decision to drop the lawsuit was fully in the band’s control. No settlement was made, only a decision to dismiss the lawsuit.