New York: Singer Justin Timberlake has run into legal trouble over his song 'Don't hold the wall'.
Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has sued the Grammy-winning singer, accusing him of sampling part of one of the performance company’s original songs in the track from his 2013 album 'The 20/20 Experience' without permission, reports variety.com.
The lawsuit claims that Timberlake borrowed from 'Steel dream', a song that originally appeared in 'Quidam', Cirque's ninth stage production, and later on a 1997 album of the same name.
The suit, filed on Thursday at a federal court here, is seeking $800,000 in copyright infringement damages.
Timbaland and 'Don't hold the wall' co-writers J-Roc and James Fauntleroy, along with Sony Entertainment, Universal Music and WB Music Corp were also named as defendants in Cirque's suit.
No stranger to copyright infringement-related accusations, Timberlake was sued by the 1970s rhythm and blues band Sly, Slick and Wicked earlier this year over his song 'Suit & Tie', claiming that it borrowed elements from their song 'Sho' nuff".
This incident was followed by a similar claim in February, which alleged that his Will.I.Am collaboration 'Damn girl' picked up samples from Perry Kibble’s 'A new day is here at last'.
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