Pop-punk band Yellowcard filed a complaint on October 21, 2019, in US District Court in California claiming "Lucid Dreams" ripped off parts of their 2006 track "Holly Wood Died
Former members of Yellowcard - the group disbanded in 2017 - alleged that Juice WRLD and his co-writers plagiarized melodic elements from their song "without license or consent." The band also provided a chart that analyzed both tracks, noting similar elements like hook and vocal melodies.
Yellowcard asked for damages in excess of $15 million and a "running royalty and/or ownership share" on all future exploitations related to "Lucid Dreams."
Yellowcard announced on July 28, 2020 their withdrawal of their copyright infringement lawsuit. The band's lawyer explained they "really were uncomfortable about pursuing this action against Juice WRLD's grieving mother as the representative of his Estate."
However, the lawyer also stressed that the dismissal was without prejudice, meaning the action could be re-filed in the future.