BREAKING NEWS: Florida Producer Sues Jim Jonsin Over Slim Thug’s “I Run”
Written by: Trill Nadia
Hip-hop super producer Jim Jonsin, who currently has a pending lawsuit against Lil Wayne over unpaid royalties, is also the target of a pending lawsuit. South Florida producer, Jason Jaggon, has been involved in a lawsuit against Jim Jonsin (James Scheffer), Rebel Rock Entertainment, E-1 Entertainment, and Koch Entertainment, for approximately a year.
In 2008, Jason shared his beats with a friend that insisted he was acquainted with rappers that would be interested in purchasing his copyrighted material. In February of 2009, he became shocked to hear the beat to his track “Just C U” on Slim Thug’s “I RUN,” featured on the hit album “Boss of All Bosses,“ produced by Jim Jonsin. The similarity between the tracks was substantial. Jonsin never formally approached Jaggon pertaining to the usage of his copyrighted material, thus resulting in broken infringement laws.
According to documents filed in Florida Southern District Court, the aforementioned wrongfully proceeded and participated in the exploitation of the musical composition “I Run,” including marketing and distribution, in turn earning millions of dollars. Jaggon has invested a great amount of time in creating his original ideas, and currently remains uncompensated. The judge presiding over this case is Judge Marcia G. Cooke, within the Florida Southern District Court.
At press time, neither Jim Jonsin or Slim Thug were available for questioning.
Jaggon v. Rebel Rock Entertainment, Inc. et al
Plaintiff: Jason Jaggon
Defendants: Rebel Rock Entertainment, Inc., James Scheffer, E-1 Entertainment US, LP and Koch Entertainment GP, LLC.
Case Number: 0:2009cv61144
Filed: July 29, 2009
Court: Florida Southern District Court
Office: Fort Lauderdale Office [ Court Info ]
Presiding Judge: Judge Marcia G. Cooke
Nature of Suit: Intellectual Property – Copyrights
Cause: 17:0101 Copyright Infringement
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff