According to Billboard, Jepsen is one of four people named in a new suit surrounding her Top 10 hit "Good Time" — Owl City's Adam Young, and two additional writers, Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee, are also mentioned — filed in a California federal court.
The suit was filed by Allyson Nichole Burnett, an Alabama-based singer/songwriter who alleges her 2010 song "Ah, It's a Love Song" features a bit too prominently in "Good Time," saying that song copies a "unique vocal motif" from her track.
Burnett's suit gets incredibly particular, pointing out that the two songs feature "identical pitch sequence ... melodic contour ... rhythmic construction ... [and] timbre," but also takes time to point out that both tunes also share "a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people's heads."
Burnett is also alleging that she suffered "emotional and psychological damage" as a result of her song being ripped off, saying fans have begun asking her why she copied Jensen and Owl City's hit, and is seeking a "constructive trust" to be established in order to collect royalties from the song.
Reps for Jepsen and Owl City could not be reached for comment on the suit by press time.