Warner Bros. Can't Dodge Ex-Drug Lord's Beef With Rick Ross

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Tuesday tentatively kept alive part of a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Records Inc. alleging that rapper Rick Ross had misappropriated the name and identity of former drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross, ruling that the statute of limitations hadn't expired.

In a hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning, a judge found that Warner Bros. could not dismiss the suit from former drug trafficker Ricky Ross because there was evidence that the record company and the rapper — who goes by Rick Ross but...
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