News: Kanye West Throws Up The Roc, Judge Throws Out Suge Knight's $1 Mil Suit
Friday, Nov 5, 2010 12:00PM
A Miami judge has reportedly ruled in favor of Kanye West and dismissed a million dollar lawsuit filed against the rapper by former Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight.
According to reports, the lawsuit was tossed out of court in Florida yesterday (November 4).
A federal judge in Miami has tossed out a lawsuit filed by rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight against hip-hop star Kanye West over a 2005 shooting. In Thursday's order, the judge concluded there's no evidence that a shooting at the party was foreseeable. The case was set for trial next month. West's attorney, Adam Josephs, says the suit was ill-conceived from the beginning, adding he was gratified the court agreed. (Associated Press)
In the suit, Knight accused West of lacking ample security at an event, and ultimately led to him suffering a gunshot wound.
Knight was suing West for damages for the August '05 shooting at Miami Beach's Shore Club, claiming the club and West didn't provide enough security. The party, which was thrown before the MTV Video Music Awards, was also attended by A-listers Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, The Black Eyed Peas and Paris Hilton. The shooting was never solved. (NBC Miami News)
A mediation reportedly took place last summer and resulted in both parties' inability to reach an agreement.
The rapper and defrocked rap mogul remain at odds after a mediation session to address Knight's negligence complaint against West, filed after he was shot in the leg during a party West thew in Miami Beach in 2005. West's attorney wouldn't comment, but Knight's lawyer, Marc Brumer, says the case is headed to trial if the two gentlemen can't reach a settlement. They also spent a fruitless six hours trying to make a deal in June. Knight appeared at today's meeting, while West, out of the continental U.S. on business, was granted permission by a federal judge to phone it in. (E! Online)
In August, a judge ruled West did not have to meet with Knight face-to-face for the sit-down.
Hip-Hop star Kanye West, who is currently tied to a lawsuit filed by rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, does not have to attend a scheduled mediation session in person. Instead the "Power" MC can take part in the session by phone, ruled a Miami federal judge. West's lawyers argued that he was going to be out of the country because of a long-standing business commitment. Knight, who was shot in the leg at a 2005 Miami Beach party hosted by West, seeks more than $1 million in damages for the lack of security. (Singersroom)
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