News: The Game Wins "Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin" Lawsuit, Case Officially Dismissed
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 4:16PM
Black Wall Street leader The Game has reportedly had a 2005 lawsuit filed against him by North Carolina police, who accused him of illegally filming his Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin in a pubilc mall, dismissed.
According to reports, the case was officially dismissed on Tuesday (October 20).
The officers filed the lawsuit in 2006 after Game featured one of the officers' images in the marketing of his DVD. The case was originally dismissed in 2008, but the officers appealed. "Although the facts involved in the claims remaining before the trial court may overlap with the facts involved in the claims that have been dismissed, plaintiffs have failed to show that they will be prejudiced by the possibility of inconsistent verdicts in two separate proceedings," Tuesday's ruling said. "Accordingly, plaintiffs have failed to establish that a substantial right will be lost unless the trial court's order is immediately reviewed." (WXII 12 News)
The officers reportedly had the case appealed multiple times.
The arresting officers asked the appeals court to review the case after its August 2008 dismissal. The North Carolina Court of Appeals reviewed the lawsuit and dismissed it again. Officer Hien Nguyen, Mattherew Brown, Ryan Childrey, Romaine Watkins and David Gregory were involved in his arrest before a scheduled performance in Winston-Salem. The officers arrested Game at a local mall after security asked him to leave for causing a disturbance. (Hip Hop Wired)
The Game is also being taken to court for not paying the lawyers who helped him avoid a five year prison sentence in 2007 on gun charges.
The Game is in a serious feud with the wrong gang of homies -- the lawyers who saved him from 5 years of hard time. The legal team who repped the rapper in the wake of his 2007 arrest on gun charges claims Game never forked over $34,683.90 in bills for the work they did. In the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the firm, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, claims they even got the guy "a successful outcome." ... and since Game was facing a potential five-year sentence in state prison ... and only ended up serving eight days ... you'd think he got his money's worth. (TMZ)
The incident took place around February 2007 in California.
The charges relate to an alleged fight that the 27-year-old was involved in at a basketball game in Los Angeles back in February. Police said he pulled a gun from his red Cadillac Escalade after punching a player on the opposing team and threatening to shoot him. (BBC News)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out footage from Game's 2005 incident below: