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Ed Sheeran ‘Let’s Get It On’ Trial Delayed by Covid Until Spring

Oct. 16, 2020, 2:23 PM

A trial over allegations that Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” copied from Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” was delayed from November until next spring by a Manhattan federal court based on Covid-19-related travel concerns.

But the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said on Thursday there was no guarantee the trial would be able to go forward even then.

“The number of courtrooms renovated for trials is small, criminal cases have priority, and trial-ready civil cases are fed in to gaps left by unexpected pleas,” the court said. “On the other hand, it seems reasonable...

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