Bosses at iconic funk and disco label VMG Salsoul are suing dance music star Moby over allegations he used improper samples on his 1992 songs Next is the E and Thousand.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Monday (24Mar14), the plaintiff claims both songs include unlicensed samples of girl group First Choice's Let No Man Put Asunder, and they're demanding statutory damages of up to $150,000 (£93,750) for each allegedly wilful infringement plus profits and attorneys' fees, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The legal action comes just months after VMG Salsoul bosses lost a similar suit over Madonna's Vogue.

They lost their case against Madonna after a judge ruled "no reasonable audience would find the sampled portions qualitatively or quantitatively significant in relation to the infringing work, nor would they recognize the appropriation".