Lil' Kim Says Law Firm Conned Her Out Of IP Rights

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Rapper Lil’ Kim filed a $1 million lawsuit Friday in New York state court against her former attorney for fraud and legal malpractice, alleging the lawyer and his business partner bamboozled her into giving them a sizable stake in her trademarks.

The 38-year-old hip-hop star claims that after retaining Sunny J. Barkats of JSBarkats PLLC in order to assist her in obtaining multimillion-dollar branding deals in the cosmetics and perfume business, the Manhattan-based attorney made several misrepresentations and wrongfully obtained a 44 percent interest for himself...
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