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News Hip Hop Mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight Headed to Federal Court
Hip Hop Mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight Headed to Federal Court PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert ID4119   
Monday, 07 January 2008 19:50

After already settling twice with the Harris’ on their claims, hip hop and rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight and his attorney Dermot Givens will be in federal court on March 6th to ask that the latest 130 million dollar judgment against Mr. Knight be set aside.

Last week the hip hop notable and his attorney, Dermot Givens, had a hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming the judgment against Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was fraudulent. The judge at that hearing set aside the case and turned it over to the federal court for a hearing and a trial date was set for March 6th, 2008.

In 1996 hip hop mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight and Death Row Records, and their distributor Interscope were notified by Michael ‘Harry O’ Harris that he intended to sue them claiming he had helped Marion ‘Suge’ Knight finance the start of the infamous hip hop and rap record label Death Row Records. That claim was settled out of court with Harris for $300,000. Part of that agreement was that Michael Harris released both companies from any future claims against them. (See this agreement below).

In 2005, after the first money ran out, another ‘settlement’ was reached. A pay out, made by Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, of One Million dollars was paid this time to Lydia Harris. Her claim was she was Suge Knight's original partner and had claims against Death Row that were separate and distinct from those covered by the Michael Harris'' settlement. (See a copy of her settlement below).

it was learned at the hearing last week that Lydia Harris did not tell the court she filed for bankruptcy five years before suing the hip hop mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, and never claimed a stake in the infamous hip hop and rap label Death Row Records during her bankruptcy proceeding.

Along with copies of the first two ‘settlements,’ below are a copy of the check made out to Lydia Harris and a wavier all signed by Harris.

It should be mentioned that Michael ‘Harry O’ Harris has repeatedly stated that he helped to finance the start of Death Row Records. He is serving a 28-year sentence for selling crack cocaine and attempted murder.

1st SettlementAgreement.pdf - HERE

2nd SettlementAgreement.pdf - HERE


Check to Lydia Harris

Lydia Harris Notice of Settlement

News Hip Hop Mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight Headed to Federal Court

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