Rock-A-Fella Logo Lawsuit Update
March 27, 2014 at 7:09 AM (PT)
According to a report by HIP HOP DX, JAY-Z, DAMON DASH and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP have been ordered to cooperate with discovery via document production and depositions in the ROC-A-FELLA logo lawsuit.
This comes apparently after attempts to avoid involvement with the suit filed by DWAYNE WALKER -- the fashion designer and creator of the logo. WALKER's lawsuit filed in 2012 cites breach of contract and copyright infringement. The defendants are accused of promising WALKER $3,500 and 2% of the revenues for 10 years after the first year of logo use. He is still owed the 2% which translates into $7 million in unpaid royalties.
In a press release WALKER's attorney GREGORY BERRY said, "We are pleased with the court's order. For over 18 months JAY-Z and the other defendants have done everything they can to avoid swearing under oath to the events that led to the creation of the logo. With the decision today, the defendants delay tactics must stop and Mr. WALKER's quest for justice can move forward."