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Case 2:13-cv-06004-JAK-AGR Document 302 Filed 03/05/15 Page 1 of 12 Page ID #:8296

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Paul H. Duvall (SBN 73699)


E-Mail: pduvall@kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
6540 Lusk Blvd., Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 597-6000
Fax: (858) 597-6008
Attorneys for Defendants and
Counter-Claimants Frankie Christian
Gaye and Nona Marvisa Gaye

Richard S. Busch (TN BPR 014594)


(pro hac vice)
E-Mail: rbusch@kingballow.com
Sara R. Ellis (TN BPR 030760 (pro hac vice)
Email: sellis@kingballow.com
KING & BALLOW
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 259-3456 Fax: (615) 726-5417
Attorneys for Defendants and
Counter-Claimants Frankie Christian Gaye and
Nona Marvisa Gaye

Mark L. Block (SBN 115457)


E-Mail: mblock@wargofrench.com
WARGO & FRENCH LLP
1888 Century Park East; Suite 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 853-6355 Fax: (310) 853-6333
Attorneys for Defendants and
Counter-Claimants Frankie Christian
Gaye and Nona Marvisa Gaye

Paul N. Philips (SBN 18792)


E-Mail: pnp@pnplegal.com
The Law Offices of Paul N. Philips
9255 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323)813-1126 Fax: (323) 854-6902
Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye III

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, WESTERN DIVISION


PHARRELL WILLIAMS, an
individual; ROBIN THICKE, an
individual; and CLIFFORD HARRIS,
JR., an individual,

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Plaintiffs,

Case No. CV13-06004-JAK (AGRx)


Hon. John A. Kronstadt
PROPOSED STIPULATED FACTS

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vs.

Action Commenced: August 15, 2013

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BRIDGEPORT MUSIC, INC., a


Michigan corporation; FRANKIE
CHRISTIAN GAYE, an individual;
MARVIN GAYE III, an individual;
NONA MARVISA GAYE, an
individual; and DOES 1 through 10,
inclusive,

Trial Date: February 24, 2015

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Defendants.
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AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS


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Got to Give it Up was a number one hit on Billboards Hot 100 in 1977, and was

2 Marvin Gayes third number one hit.


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Of the six singles released by Robin Thicke immediately prior to Blurred Lines,

4 one registered on the Billboard Hot 100 and it reached No. 54 on the chart.
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Robin Thickes subsequent singles peaked as follows on the Billboard Hot 100

6 chart: Give It 2 U No. 13; Feel Good No. 37; and Get Her Back No. 82 on the chart.
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In the U.S. alone, Blurred Lines sold more than 7.2 million copies.

Blurred Lines was 2013s biggest selling single globally, selling over 14.8

9 million units in one year, when overall industry revenues declined by four percent.
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The Blurred Lines album sold over 3.3 million copies worldwide and reached No. 1

11 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.


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No song spent more time atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013 than Blurred Lines.

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Blurred Lines logged 12 weeks at No. 1.

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Blurred Lines set the all-time record for U.S. radio audience when it reached 229

15 million listeners in a week.


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Blurred Lines was 2013s biggest selling single globally.

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Blurred Lines reached No 1 in 80 countries.

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Blurred Lines sold more than 1.54 million copies in the United Kingdom,

19 achieving Double Platinum certification. It spent 5 weeks at No. 1, making it the longest
20 running No. 1 hit of 2013. In April 2014, it was announced that Blurred Lines was the
21 most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom.
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1 2013 Global Singles Chart for Blurred Lines


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U.S.

Year-End Country
Chart
Ranking
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Norway

Year-End
Chart
Ranking
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Canada

Poland

Austria

Portugal

Belgium

Spain

Denmark

Switzerland

France

U.K.

Germany

Australia

Ireland

New Zealand

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

S. Africa

Country

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17 Billboard Hot 100 Chart Singles: Robin Thicke


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Year Title

Sales

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2006 Lost Without U

954,000

Hot
100
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2007 Can U Believe

N/A

99

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2008 Magic

N/A

59

2010 Sex Therapy

N/A

54

2013 Blurred Lines

7.2 million

2013 Give It 2 U ft. Kendrick Lamar

N/A

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2014 Get Her Back

N/A

82

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Thickes 2011 release Love After War (Star Trak/Geffen Records) sold 212,000 copies,

2 reaching No. 22 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.


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In August 2013, the album Blurred Lines debuted. The album debuted at No. 1 and sold

4 749,000 copies by September 2014.


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6 Billboard Hot 100 Chart Singles: Pharrell Williams Artist, Producer and/or
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Year Title

Artist

1998 Lookin At Me

Mase ft. Puff Daddy

2000 I Just Wanna Love U


(Give It 2 Me)
2002 Hot In Herre

Jay Z

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Nelly

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2002 U Dont Have to Call

Usher

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2002 Luv U Better

LL Cool J

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2002 Nothin

N.O.R.E.

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2002 Like I Love You

Justin Timberlake

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2003 Milkshake

Kelis

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2003 Rock Your Body

Justin Timberlake

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2003 Frontin

Pharrell ft. Jay-Z

51,745

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2003 Beautiful

Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell 23,622


& Charlie Wilson
Jay Z

Justin Timberlake ft.


1,994
Pharrell
Busta Rhymes ft.
13,219
Pharrell
Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell 28,952

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Sales

Peak

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2003 Excuse Me Miss

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2003 Senorita
2003 Light Your Ass On
Fire
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2005 Hollaback Girl

Gwen Stefani

2005 Can I Have It Like


That
2006 Number One

Pharrell ft. Gwen


5,607
Stefani
Pharrell ft. Kanye West 3,542

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2006 Money Maker

Ludacris ft. Pharrell

2006 Wind It Up

Gwen Stefani

2008 Universal Mind


Control
2013 Blurred Lines

Common ft. Pharrell

N/A

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6,855,263

2013 Get Lucky

Robin Thicke ft.


Pharrell & T.I.
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

4 million

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2014 Happy

Pharrell Williams

6,702,129

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2014 Come Get It Bae

Pharrell Williams

670,467

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1 Pharrell Williams Awards History

Grammy Awards

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Year

Award

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Producer of the Year, Non-Classical The Neptunes

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Best Pop Vocal Album, Justified for Justin


Timberlake

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Best Rap Song for Money Maker

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Record of the Year for Get Lucky

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Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance for Get Lucky

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Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

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Album of the Year, Random Access Memories

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Best Pop Solo Performance for Happy

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Best Urban Contemporary Album for GIRL

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Best Music Video for Happy

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Academy Awards

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Year

Award

2014

Nomination for Music Original Song Happy from


Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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American Music Awards

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Year

Award

2014

Nomination for Favorite Album - Soul/R&B for


GIRL

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Nomination for Favorite Male Artist Soul/ R&B

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Nomination for Single of the Year Happy

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Nomination for Artist of the Year

2014

Nomination for Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock

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ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards

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Year

Award

2011

Top Box Office Films, Despicable Me (2010), shared


with Heitor Pereira

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BBC Music Awards

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Year

Award

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2014

International Artist of the Year

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2014

Song of the Year for Happy

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BET Awards

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Year

Award

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2014

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

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Video of the Year for Happy

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Nomination for Best Collaboration for Blurred


Lines

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Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

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Year

Award

2014

Nomination for Critics Choice Movie Award for Best


Song for Happy from Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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Echo Awards, Germany

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Year

Award

2007

Nomination for International Hip-Hop/ R&B Artist/


Group of the Year for In My Mind

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iHeartRadio Music Awards

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Year

Award

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2014

IHeartRadio Innovator Awards

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MOBO Awards

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Year

Award

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2006

Nomination for Best International Male

2014

Nomination for Best International Act

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MTV Europe Music Awards

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Year

Award

2006

Nomination for Best Male

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Nomination for Best R&B

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Nomination for Best Male

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Nomination for Best Song for Happy

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Nomination for Best U.S. Act

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Nomination for Best World Stage for MTV World


State Wireless London

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MTV VideoMusic Awards

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Year

Award

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2006

Nomination for Best R&B

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Nomination for Best Male

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Nomination for Best Video for Happy

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Nomination for Best Male

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Nomination for Best Video for Happy

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Nomination for Best Male

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Nomination for Best Song for Happy

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Nomination for Best U.S. Act

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Nomination for Best World Stage for MTV World


State Wireless London

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NAACP Image Awards

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Year

Award

2014

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for


Blurred Lines, shared with Robin Thicke; T.I.

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Nomination for Outstanding Duo, Group or


Collaboration for Brand New, shared with Justin
Timberlake

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Nomination for Outstanding Duo, Group or


Collaboration for Gust of Wind, shared with Daft
Punk

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Nomination for Outstanding Male Artist

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Nomination for Outstanding Album for GIRL

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Won for Outstanding Male Artist

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Soul Train Awards

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Year

Award

2013

Nomination for Best Collaboration for Blurred


Lines

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Nomination Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

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Nomination for Album of the Year for GIRL

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Nomination for the Ashford and Simpson


Songwriters Award, Happy

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Video of the Year for Happy

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Song of the Year for Happy

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Walk of Fame

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Award

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Awarded star on Hollywood Boulevard 12/4/14

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Pharrell Williams Work With Artists (Selected Songs


Co-Written, Produced And/Or Co-Produced)
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Title

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Produced Britney Spears on Im a Slave 4 U

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Produced Nelly Hot in Herre

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2002

Produced and wrote N Syncs last single Girlfriend


with Justin Timberlake and Chad Hugo

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Produced Jay-Z on several singles on his The Black


Album called Frontin

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Collaborated with Madonna on a song, Hey You

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Produced Beyoncs version of Diamonds Are a


Girls Best Friend

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Produced The Hives album The Black and White


Album, titled Well All Right! and T.H.E.I.V.E.S.

2010

Composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable


Me, produced by Hans Zimmer and recorded with the
Hollywood Studio Symphony

2011

Collaborated with Adam Lambert, co-writing two


tracks for the album Trespassing that included the
track Kikin In

2012

Worked with Waka Flocka Flames album Triple F


Life: Friends, Fans and Family

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Composed and produced the music for the 84th


Academy Awards alongside composer Hans Zimmer

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Collaborated with Miley Cyrus on her album Bangerz

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Produced two tracks on Ushers seventh studio


album, Looking 4 Myself, titled, Twisted and Hot
Thing

2012

Co-produced the tracks Sweet Life and Golden


Girl on Frank Oceans album, Channel Orange

2014

Produced and co-wrote song entitled Sing on Ed


Sheerans new album x

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Respectfully submitted,

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KING & BALLOW

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By: /s/ Richard S. Busch


RICHARD S. BUSCH
PAUL H. DUVALL
WARGO & FRENCH, LLP

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By: /s/ Mark L. Block


MARK L. BLOCK
Attorneys for Defendants and Counter-Claimants
Nona and Frankie Gaye
THE LAW OFFICES OF PAUL N. PHILIPS

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By: /s/ Paul N. Philips


PAUL N. PHILIPS
Attorney for Defendant and Counter-Claimant
Marvin Gaye III

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