A quick read of the decision: basically, the jury found that “Dark Horse” had similar elements that they heard in “Joyful Noise.” They listed a few examples like the sound of the 808 kick, the tempo and the similarity of the shape/arc of the melody. So the good news is, unless something changes this looks like a new revenue stream for litigious songwriters.
Call me “Woke.lol” but, this “REEKS” of something “totally else” going on. I mean, just the publicity, and media coverage alone is worth WAY more than they could “potentially/possibly” pay out..
This is B.S!! My Gut tells me there is “A WHOLE other Agenda”.