MC Hammer Hauled Into Court For Seven Year-Old Lawsuit

A federal judge in San Jose, California ruled against Stanley “MC Hammer” Burrell last Thursday (Feb. 11) for failure to show up in court to face charges in a 2003 lawsuit. According to Courthouse News Service, Hammer was supposed to help market technology being developed by PacketSwitch.com but the company folded before the technology could be launched. As a result, a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation was launched that included the rap star.

Hammer, whose last name was misspelled on the complaint and summons as “Berrell” instead of Burrell, claimed that the typo, in addition to the fact that he had “virtually no dealings” with the company owned by the plaintiff, Steven Ristau, were grounds enough for him not to show up to court.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel deemed otherwise. Fogel found the judgment against Hammer in the 2003 case to be binding because, as he said, “[MC Hammer] obviously had the ability to consult with counsel if he had any questions as to his legal situation.”

The former rap star will have to pay in full whatever the plaintiff asked for initially in the original lawsuit. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • The Change

    This is why i don’t like leaving comments cause somebody else who thinks what they have to say has holds more weight or value or they’re feeling jealous so they feel like they need that 15 min fame shit. Now I don’t think all ATL Rappers are crap just the majority of them & I will swallow my words Donnis’s track Gone I rechecked it & it was ok, not great but ok. Sure I’ll admit it cause I know when im wrong. An (VoiceofATL & JTM) get off my internet balls, shit riding me over some words, it was an opinion for all you simple minded fucks. I appreciate that raw rap like it used to be not this bubble/pop dance my & snap bullshit. An lets not turn this into some internet beef cause you only going to be beefing with yourself, cause the fuck beefs while typing lmfao. Its funny cause it can’t be erased.

  • The Change

    This is why i don’t like leaving comments cause somebody else who thinks what they have to say has holds more weight or value or they’re feeling jealous so they feel like they need that 15 min fame shit. Now I don’t think all ATL Rappers are crap just the majority of them & I will swallow my words Donnis’s track Gone I rechecked it & it was ok, not great but ok. Sure I’ll admit it cause I know when im wrong. An (VoiceofATL & JTM) get off my internet balls, shit riding me over some words, it was an opinion for all you simple minded fucks. I appreciate that raw rap like it used to be not this bubble/pop dance my & snap bullshit. An lets not turn this into some internet beef cause you only going to be beefing with yourself, cause the fuck beefs while typing lmfao. This can’t be erased.

    • jtm

      damn stop spamming you said the same shit on the flava flav article.damn fuck mc hammer he couldn’t rfap if his life depended on it i can’t believe i used to like him when he came out with can’t touch this.

      • http://www.twitter.com/Noles506 Noles506

        Don’t feel bad JTM…the man sold 17 million records, so your obviously not the only one who liked him…lol

  • http://www.candidbackshots.com guttaman

    wtf is this bastard talkin about??^^^^

  • http://www.twitter.com/Noles506 Noles506

    ^ what a fucking moron @ The Sex Change,

    On another note…why would a company choose MC Hammer to help them with anything? He is more an example of what NOT to do.Had a few hot records back in the day, thought it was gonna last forever and tried to live like a king…..well it didn’t last…lol

  • yoprince

    lol @ ‘the sex change’

    good shit

  • The real chris

    well mc hammer it looks like its not hammer time but jail time.

  • The real chris

    The change i think u on the wrong post cause aint nobody talking bout no got damn atl rappers.u lost man

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  • 4mat

    Stop, Slammer Time