Shakira's hit song ripped off Dominican artist: N.Y. judge

August 20, 2014 8:15 PM

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Shakira's hit song ripped off Dominican artist: N.Y. judge

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in a ruling in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday said Shakira’s Spanish-language single “Loca" infringed on the work of Ramon Arias Vasquez, who wrote “Loca con su Tiguere” in the late 1990s.

Hellerstein dismissed claims that Shakira's English version of the track infringed, citing a lack of evidence.

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