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In 2014, the Beastie Boys and Monster Energy Drink entered into a messy legal battle regarding music that was used without the band’s consent. Monster allegedly used some of the boys work for a promotional video and, in response, the group sued Monster for $1.7 million and won. Well, a win sometimes isn’t enough as the band’s legal fees and costs ended up amounting the boys financial distress, forcing the group to take further action and seek an additional $2.4 million. The Beasties’ lawyers indicated that Monster knowingly denied the boys their intellectual property rights, claiming “absent an award of attorney’s fees and costs, plaintiff’s’s success at trial would become a Pyrrhic victory.”

[via hypetrak]



Drew Pierce

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