The judge tossed the case out.
A judge has dismissed a copyright infringement case against Jay Z and Timbaland pertaining to the sample from 1999 hit "Big Pimpin," according to the Associated Press. The case didn't make it to jury.
U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled in favor of Jay Z this morning, reasoning that plaintiff Osama Ahmed Fahmy did not have the right to pursue a copyright infringement claim. He is the nephew of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, who's 1957 "Khosara Khosara" Jay and Timb sampled in "Big Pimpin."
Jay Z and Timbaland had testified that they cleared the sample through record label EMI Arabia. Neither were present at today's hearing.