50 Cent has racked up major wins in music, film, and business throughout his career. Unfortunately, his winning streak didn’t always translate to the courtroom. According Reuters50 Cent’s $32 million malpractice lawsuit against his former attorneys has been dismissed by a federal judge.
On Friday, June 30, the “I Get Money” rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, learned the case was dropped after U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant issued her final ruling. In a statement on the case, Judge Bryant said: “Without more, the court cannot conclude that the conflict of interest impacted the attorney’s discovery strategy, or that the conflict did losing Jackson at trial.”
Jackson attempted to sue his former legal team at Reed Smith for $7 million in damages and $25 million in punitive damages. The lawsuit stemmed from his filing for bankruptcy in 2015 after his longtime nemesis’ ex-girlfriend, Rick Ross, and the mother of his child, Lastonia Leviston, sued Jackson for posting a sex tape. her without her permission. In that case, Leviston won a $7 million judgment that Jackson is seeking to redeem from his former attorney due to their “ill-informed” legal strategy.
The complaint alleged that the agency had an apparent conflict of interest due to its past relationship with Rick Ross, which was “negligent, negligent and unethical.” At one point, Ross was called upon to be an important cabinet witness.
The mogul’s papers also exposed other holds, commenting, “Reed Smith and Raymond failed to follow established legal standards in representing Jackson in the Leviston case by failing to provide effective representation and conduct a pre-trial and pre-trial preparation for Leviston’s trial. Additionally, their lack of effective representation and inadequate pre-trial preparation and trial preparation caused Jackson to retain new counsel on the eve of trial.
At this time, it is unclear whether or not Jackson will present new evidence to support his initial claims.