About a year ago, an engineer by the name of Chauncey Mahan who worked on Jay Z‘s Vol 3… The Life and Times of S. Carter sued Jay and Roc Nation for co-ownership of the 41 songs he’d worked on with him, including “Big Pimpin’” and “Change The Game.” The suit was in response to the accusation that Mahan was extorting Jay Z and Roc Nation for masters, outtakes and other unreleased material that he retained on harddrives.

In his lawsuit, Mahan claimed to have notified Roc-A-Fella in 2000 that he had the studio recordings, but never heard back. He says he was asked by Roc Nation last year to meet at his storage facility in Los Angeles, where the harddrives were, and was then the victim of a “sting operation” to seize the material.

Last week, the judge on the case dismissed his suit, stating that Mahan had reasonable notice that “royalties were owed to him in this situation” and waited far too long to bring the lawsuit to court.

Source: LifeIsTremendez

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