The lawsuit seeks damages from Monster for using five Beastie songs without permission in a 2012 online video recapping its "Ruckus in the Rockies" competition.
The four-minute-long video incorporated five Beasties songs -- "Sabotage," "Pass the Mic," "Make Some Noise," "So What'cha Want" and "Looking Down the Barrel Of a Gun" -- put together in a megamix by DJ Z-Trip.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, concluded with "RIP MCA," referring to the May 2012 death of Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch.
In June, a federal jury awarded the band $1.7 million in their suit against Monster for copyright infringement and false endorsement regarding the video. Monster is seeking a new trial in that case. The trial brought both living members of the group, Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond, to the stand.
A spokesperson for Universal Music declined Billboard's request for comment because the case is ongoing.