Tennessee residents might be interested in a lawsuit that the Beastie Boys filed against Monster Energy Co. The hip-hop group, well known for their hit song "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)", sued the makers of Monster energy drinks for $2 million after the company used five of their songs for an online commercial that ran for five weeks.
Although a jury ordered Monster to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in damages, lawyers for the group say that the Beastie Boys spent more than that in the copyright violation case. After over two years of litigation and an eight-day trial, the Beastie Boys' lawyer's fees added up to a total of $2.38 million. Lawyers for the group say that these costs were mostly the result of Monster's refusal to negotiate a pre-trial settlement and the company's effort to overturn the jury's original verdict.