R+B star Mary J Blige has escaped a courtroom battle, after a New York judge dismissed a copyright claim against her over her NO MORE DRAMA album.

SHARICE DAVIS had claimed ownership of two songs from the album, LOVE and KEEP IT MOVING, based on the similarity between two songs her father had written, called L.O.V.E. and DON'T TRADE IN MY LOVE.

But, according to MTV News, because there were some inconsistencies in how her father had transferred Davis the rights to the songs, the judge last week (ends02DEC05) sided with Blige.