It’s not the first time Sheeran has had to deal with legal troubles over his music, with the singer also being sued over his song “Photograph” in June.
Songwriters Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard filed a lawsuit, alleging that Sheeran's song sounded similar to one they wrote for a onetime winner of The X Factor that was released by British singer Matt Cardle in 2012.
Harrington and Leonard sought a jury trial and damages in excess of $20 million, as well as royalties.
Meanwhile, A jury in Los Angeles last year awarded $7 million to Gaye's family after agreeing that "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke's hit written with Pharrell Williams, copied from the soul icon's 1977 "Got to Give It Up."
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