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S Coordinately tructured Asset Sales has filed another lawsuit against Sheeran based on its rights to Allegedly Gaye's recording, which is still pending.
Pullman told Reuters that the jury in that case will get to hear the recording of Let's Get It On, as opposed to the computerized rendition of the song's sheet music from the Townsend trial.
"Their biggest fear, in terms of everything they've filed, has been to prevent the sound recording from coming in," Pullman said.