Yellowcard's lawsuit against late rapper Juice Wrld, which alleges that the rapper's song "Lucid Dreams" infringed on its 2006 song "Holly Wood Died," been placed on temporary hold.
United States District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall ordered a stay until a representative for Juice Wrld's estate could be appointed.
Juice Wrld passed away on Dec. 8. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the cause of his cause of death to be an accidental overdose, determining that he "died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity."
"It has been falsely reported that Yellowcard is demanding a specific amount of damages," a rep reportedly said of the claims that they were suing for $15 million in December. "They are simply seeking what the law allows, and what parties in their position have sought in similar cases, which at this point is not determined."
The rep continued, "My clients are certainly torn about proceeding, and understand the optics involved. But it is important to remember that this lawsuit was filed before this tragic event, and was filed because all of the defendants (and there are 2 other writers and several music publishers and record labels), profited off of what we believe was clear copying and infringement of Yellowcard's work."