In March (15), a California jury ruled the Grammy-nominated hit featured elements of Gaye's 1977 classic Got to Give It Up, and songwriters Thicke and Williams were ordered to hand over $7.3 million (£4.9 million) to the late soul man's family.

Following the judgement, Thicke and Williams stated they would be "reviewing the decision and considering opTIons", and the singers' legal team made a bid for a new trial, but it was subsequently denied.

However, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt, who is overseeing the case, agreed to cut the jury's verdict down to $5.3 million (£3.5 million), and last week (ends06Dec15) a final judgement indicated damages of $3.2 million (£2.1 million) had been awarded to the Gaye family, with Thicke paying an additional $1.8 million (£1.2 million) and Williams an additional $357,631 (£238,421).

Thicke and Williams' attorneys were expected to take the dispute to an appeals court and on Monday (07Dec15), they filed an appeal with the Central District of California, Western Division court, according to documents obtained by The Wrap.