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Browne George Ross Wins $2.2 Million Verdict Against Rap Star “Lil’ Wayne”

Rap star Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., who goes by the stage name “Lil’ Wayne,” sued Browne George Ross client Quincy Jones, III.  Carter alleged breach of contract, fraud, and other torts arising out of the release by Jones of a documentary film about Carter.  The rap star asserted that his “approval rights” had not been honored.  Following a three-week trial, the jury found against Carter on all claims and in favor of Jones on his countersuit.  The jury awarded Jones $2.2 million.  Jones will also receive his attorneys’ fees, which should raise the total judgment to approximately $3 million.  Pete Ross, lead trial counsel for Jones, commented that, ‘The jury got it right.  Justice was done.  We are very pleased with the result.”  The lawsuit received substantial coverage in the press, including national outlets TMZ, ESPN.com, the Huffington Post and MTV.com, to name a few.