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Justin Bieber's Somebody to Love lawsuit dismissed

Justin Bieber and Usher's Somebody To Love copyright infringement lawsuit has been voluntarily dismissed.

The pop collaborators were hit with the $10 million plagiarism lawsuit in 2013 after songwriters Devin 'De Rico' Copeland and Mareio Overton alleged the original song and its remix, which featured Usher, bore striking similarities to their tune, also titled Somebody to Love, which they had written and recorded for Copeland's 2008 album, My Story II.


The judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2014, ruling, "The songs cannot be reasonably construed as being substantially similar. Although the accused's songs have some elements in common with Plaintiffs' song, their mood, tone, and subject matter differ significantly."


In 2015, the ruling was appealed, but last month (Nov16) a Virginia judge recommended it be dismissed. Last week (ends16Dec16), the two parties agreed to voluntarily dismiss the suit, according to Billboard.com.