By: Jessica Todd
50 Cent lost a lawsuit to Sleek Audio earlier this year to the amount of $17 million, and the Queens rapper is suing the Wallstreet law firm that represented him in the case. According to Business Insider, Fif claims Garvey Schubert Barer did an unsatisfactory job of representing him, and he’s seeking $75 million in damages.
The “Candy Shop” emcee also claims that the law firm was not skilled enough to represent him, “Among GSB’s numerous failures was its inexplicable decision not to call technical and damages experts to rebut expert testimony offered by Sleek–failures relied upon by the arbitrator in crediting Sleek’s experts and entering an eight-figure award in Sleek’s favor.”
Fif’s former lawyers responded to his claims in a statement to Business Insider, “We understand that Mr. Jackson is disappointed in the outcome of Sleek Audio’s arbitration against him. However, Mr. Jackson’s complaint against GSB omits a number of relevant facts and misstates a number of others, and we will respond to the allegations in accordance with the court’s rules. Our attorneys properly counseled Mr. Jackson and his sophisticated team of financial and operational advisors about the transactions and the arbitrations with Sleek. Unfortunately, the arbitrator in the Sleek case found Mr. Jackson responsible for his actions and the actions of those who performed services for him or his companies. We look forward to demonstrating that our attorneys handled the Sleek matters appropriately in all aspects.”
Source: Business Insider