Importer Gets $2M Award OK'd In Snoop Dogg Cognac Fight

Law360 (January 13, 2021, 9:31 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge confirmed Wednesday that a defunct U.S. liquor distributor is owed $2 million in attorney fees and costs following an arbitration with a French cognac company over $35,000 in royalties allegedly owed to rapper Snoop Dogg.

In a 32-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Paul A. Englemayer said the arbitration award is "final, definite and unambiguous," and the arbitrator clearly found Mystique Brands LLC to be the prevailing party in the royalties dispute, being entitled to recovery of attorney' fees and costs under its contract with the France-based Cognac Ferrand SAS.

"Ferrand has not shown that any aspect...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!