Back in March (15) a jury ruled that Thicke, Williams, and T.I.'s hit song Blurred Lines had copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 classic Got to Give It Up, and songwriters Thicke and Williams were ordered to hand over $7.3 million (£4.8 million) to the late soul man's family.

Lawyers for he defendants implied the decision would be appealed, and in a new motion presented on Friday (01May15), Thicke and Williams' attorneys argued there were errors in jury instructions, improper testimony from a musicologist, and insufficient evidence in the original trial.

The legal eagles have requested a new trial and they've also asked the judge overseeing the case to consider slashing the monetary award given to the Gaye children to under $680,000 (GBP453,000).

The judge will consider the motions at a hearing scheduled for 29 June (15).