Ja Rule Takes Royalty Theft Claims To NY State Court

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 7:06 PM EST) -- Hip-hop artist Ja Rule and producer Irv Gotti filed suit against Rich Kid Music Inc. in New York state court Wednesday after a federal judge dismissed their claims that the publisher had stolen royalties from several of the rapper's songs.

They initially lodged their suit in New York federal court in June, accusing Rich Kid of misrepresenting itself as their copyright administrator, executing a fraudulent licensing agreement and stealing the royalties. But in December, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein dismissed the case due to a lack...
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