The New York City-based group initially won $1.7 million in their lawsuit against the company, but later claimed that that amount was used to cover their extensive legal costs in the case.
The New York Times reports that the judge in the matter, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer, stated that the “Beastie Boys opted to pay for, and received, the ‘Cadillac Escalade,’ not the ‘Honda Civic'” of legal representation.
Although the amount awarded hardly compares to the $2.4 million the Beastie Boys requested, the group will reportedly come out ahead by over $500,000.
The Beastie Boys filed their lawsuit against Monster Energy in 2012 over the company’s unlicensed use of “Sabotage,” “So Whatcha Want,” and “Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun.”
The three songs were featured in a promotional campaign for Monster Energy’s Ruckus In The Rockies event.
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