The since-disbanded pop group first filed the suit in October, claiming that Juice WRLD’s – whose real name is Jarad Higgins – six-times platinum-selling track “Lucid Dreams” used the same melody as their 2006 song “Holly Wood Died.”
However, following the rapper’s tragic death on December 8, the proceedings were put on pause in February because no one had been appointed as the executor of Juice’s estate at the time. Then the legal battle was halted again in April due to the coronavirus outbreak
Now, court documents were again filed on July 2 and the trial will resume, since Juice WRLD’s mother, Carmela Wallace, has been appointed by the probate court as “personal representative for the Estate.”
“The court has reviewed parties’ joint status report re: probate proceedings which states the probate court has appointed Carmela Wallace as personal representative for the Higgins’ Estate,” the court filing reads, “Consequently, the Estate now can participate in this case.”
In addition to the $15 million lawsuit, the band is also asking for past and future royalties as well as damages from Juice WRLD’s tours.