How new evidence led to the dismissal of a 2012 copyright infringement lawsuit over the Colombian superstar's 2010 hit single.

On Aug. 18, U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hallerstein dismissed a 2012 lawsuit filed by indie publisher Mayimba Music against two Sony/ATV Latin music publishing divisions. The suit alleged Shakira's 2010 hit "Loca," which reached No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the tune that inspired it, Dominican singer El Cata's "Loca Con Su Tiguere," were illegal copies of a song (that bore the same title as El Cata's) written by Ramon "Arias" Vasquez and allegedly recorded onto a cassette tape in 1998.

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