Suge Knight’s Lawyer Claims Fraud In $130 Mil Suit

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a lawyer for Death Row CEO Suge Knight has filed a legal motion that alleges fraud in the $130 million judgement against the music mogul from 2005.

Suge’s attorney Dermot Givens, who also represented Knight in the original case, is seeking to have the $130 million judgment set aside because of new evidence of fraud perpetrated by the plaintiff, singer Lydia Harris, and her imprisoned husband, Michael Harris. The original suit, filed in 2002 by Lydia Harris, claimed that she co-founded Death Row Records with Suge and that he had cheated her out of millions of dollars over the years. While the suit did not make it to trial, a judge ordered Suge to pay $130 million because his attorneys violated various court rules and failed to make certain information available to the prosecution.

At the time of the original suit, Lydia Harris was married to Michael Harris, who is currently serving a 28-year sentence for selling crack and attempted murder. Back in 1996, Michael Harris threatened to sue Death Row and Interscope, claiming he had financed the label while behind bars. As a result, he signed an out-of-court settlement for $300,000, which released both companies from future claims.

The new motion, which is expected to be the focus of a hearing in a Los Angeles court today, alleges that Lydia Harris hid from the court the fact that she had filed for bankruptcy five years earlier, at which point she never claimed any ownership of Death Row. It also claims that, in reference to the Harris’ recent divorce proceedings, both Lydia and Michael testified that Michael was the true party of interest in her suit against Suge. “I was the one making all major client decisions on behalf of the marital estate, even though Lydia was technically named the plaintiff in the matter,” Michael Harris said. “Lydia simply accepted whatever decision [her lawyer] and I made jointly.”

  • jack

    maybe suge can turn the year of 08 into his year

  • Rodjilius

    dont matter how rich u are suge $130 mil dats alot of money to get sewed by

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  • tampa nigga

    well hes not rich any more because he filed bankrupt a while ago. but he deserves it. hes jerked artist around for years and not to mention most people think he killed pac cuz he owed him like 10 million. what goes around comes around

  • tampa nigga

    well hes not rich any more because he filed bankrupt a while ago. but he deserves it. hes jerked artist around for years and not to mention most people think he killed pac cuz he owed him like 10 million. what goes around comes around

  • JAY STONE

    This nigga kill 2pac.hope he had heart attack

    • Mr.Wang

      Co-sign

      Does this nigga even have money anymore?
      Last time I heard about him he was broke as a joke.

  • latino heat

    suge knight the worst thing to ever happen to hip hop. i wish nothing but the worst for u. i hope u die a slow and painfull death like the ones u have caused. may u burn in hell u fat peice of shit.

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  • D.Ware

    SUGE KNIGHT DID TO RAPPERS WHAT CHRIS STOKES DID TO B2K…..FUCKED ‘EM!!!

  • EReal

    Suge has dough, trust its just in unnamed accounts in the bahamas n shit. Dude isnt hurtin.

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  • fireforreal

    Fuck this fat bastard. He fucked over so many people til this day and is finally getting his in return. Maybe he can bring out another 2pac cd because that’s the only way he’s gonna keep eatin.

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  • http://asianmanflavor@msn.com Cali is Active

    Harry- O / Michael Harris keep your head up in North Block you just hit the lottery!

  • fireforreal

    Suge should bring out an album and call himself The Hip hop Bluto. The sign your life over album featuring any artist who is stupid enough to want to get fucked over for years to come.Remember you can’t escape the rape.