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Jay Z Has Filed To Dismiss Another Lawsuit By That Extortion-Accused Producer

Jay Z Extortion Producer Chauncey Mahan Author Credit Lawsuit

Jay Z’s legal squabbles with sound engineer Chauncey Mahan just wont come to a close. Three months after the pair initially grappled over an extortion case involving the release of Hov’s ’90s master tapes, the producer filed suit against Jay Z yet again, this time alleging that he was due author credit on 45 of the Roc Nation head’s songs. Yesterday, representatives for the rapper filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that this case (filed 15 years after the recordings in question) was not put together “in a timely fashion,” according to Billboard reports.

Mahan claims he was a co-author to a number of recordings that date back to sessions for “Big Pimpin,” The Dynasty, and Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, but before he can prove that he’ll have to get around the fact that this case appears to be coming over a decade too late.

In the case, the Magna Carta Holy Grail rapper again alleges Mahan’s attempts to “wrongfully extract a large sum of money in exchange for the return of computer sound files,” and states that this case more than exceeds the three year statute of limitations provided by the Copyright Act. Roc-A-Fella Records was also named as a defendant in the suit, but the label has also filed to dismiss the case against them because they no longer own Jay Z’s interest in the recordings.