'Freeway' Ricky Ross Can't Bar Rapper From Name Use

Law360, New York (June 25, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT) -- Convicted drug trafficker “Freeway” Ricky Ross has lost his bid to temporarily enjoin rapper Rick Ross and his record label from continuing to “improperly capitalize on the notoriety and gangster credibility of his name” in marketing the rapper's music.

Judge Percy Anderson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied the former drug kingpin's ex parte application for a temporary restraining order Thursday, rejecting the plaintiff's contention that he is entitled to expedited relief because of the rapper's plan to release his...
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