Pair initially lost their case in 2015
In 2016, the pair appealed a verdict that awarded $5.3 million in damages after it was found their hit shared similarities to Marvin Gaye‘s 1977 song ‘Got To Give It Up’, claiming that there had been a “cascade of legal errors” leading to the original decision.
The initial March 2015 jury verdict resulted in a $7.3 million award to the late singer’s family, but the judge agreed to cut that to $5.3 million.
A federal appeals court upheld that verdict in March 2018.
Now, according to California federal judge John A. Kronstadt’s new amended judgement, Thicke and Williams have been told they jointly owe damages of $2,848,846.50, reports Rolling Stone.
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Thicke has also been ordered to pay an additional $1,768,191.88 and Williams and his publishing company will pay another $357,630.97 to the Gaye family.
Additionally, The Gaye family is entitled to receive prejudgment interest on the damages award and respective profits against each of them, which totals to $9097.51 and the family is entitled to royalties going forward for 50 percent of the songwriter and publishing revenue coming from ‘Blurred Lines’.