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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Lose First Round Of 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25:  Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards  Pre-G
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost the first round of their "Blurred Lines" lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's estate. Earlier this year, the two musicians filed a lawsuit after receiving threats from Gaye's family, who accused Thicke and Williams of stealing parts of their hit song "Blurred Lines" from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Gaye's estate then filed a countersuit, claiming that Thicke had a "Marvin Gaye fixation," in addition to stealing music. Now, a California judge ruled that the songs may be substantially similar.

Kronstadt's ruling saw similarities in the two songs' bass lines, keyboard parts, vocal lines, melodies and harmonies. The trial is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2015.

The lawsuit made headlines last month when The Hollywood Reporter obtained depositions from April, which contained bizarre revelations about the making "Blurred Lines." Thicke admitted that Williams wrote the song, though he tried to take credit for it, that he was "high on Vicodin and alcohol" during studio time and lied about the process of writing the song in previous interviews.

Billboard reports that the case could be one of the biggest trials over alleged song theft ever.

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