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The reggae singer Eddy Grant can succeed where the New York State Attorney General and other powerful figures have struggled – by forcing donald trump answer questions under oath in a legal proceeding.

Eddie Grant. Photography: Jean-Christophe Bott/AP

Grant sued the former president and his campaign for use of the song Electric Avenue in an advertisement in 2020.

In the announcementGrant’s song plays over an animation by Joe Biden traveling slowly on a handcar, after a Trump campaign train speeded by. Biden’s remarks are also heard.

According to at Grant’s trial: “As of September 1, 2020, the video had been viewed more than 13.7 million times; the tweet containing the video had been “liked” more than 350,000 times, retweeted more than 139,000 times and received nearly 50,000 comments.

Grant claims copyright infringement and seeks $300,000 in damages. Trump has failed dismiss the lawsuit.

Lawyers for the former president claimed fair use, saying the ad was satirical, exempt from copyright law and used reposted images without knowing their origin. They also have noted Trump cannot be prosecuted because of “presidential absolute immunity”.

last september, Judge John Koeltl wrote: “The defendants have provided no justification for their large borrowings.”

This week, in a letter to the judge reported by Business Insidera lawyer for Grant said he wrote “on consent of Defendants Donald J Trump and Donald J Trump for President, Inc…to request a 60-day extension for the parties to complete discovery.”

The document exchange is complete, the letter says, but “further time is needed to plan and take depositions from both parties.”

If the case is not settled and the new schedule is agreed upon, Trump and Grant will be deposed by June 21.

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