Although a judge has ruled against his original claim, "Freeway" Rick Ross will continue lawsuits against Rick Ross for allegedly stealing his name.
The exhausting battle between noted former drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross and MMG honcho Rick Ross over the use of his moniker looks like it will continue. Â Although the judge ruled against him, "Freeway" Ross says he plans to follow up in appeals court, and feels confident the judge will useÂ precedence to rule in his favor.Â
Originally, Ricky Ross lost the legal battle because a judge ruled that he waited to long to originally file the lawsuit, as California laws claim that for a publicity suit the charge must be made within two years of the person becoming notable. Â
Talking to The Hollywod Reporter, the one time criminal says that since Rick Ross has changed his position, title, and is always dropping new music then this can be filed as a new case:Â
"The judge believes that even a new contract still falls under single publication; our position is that it is republication as in Nestle v. [Christoff]. We feel good about our case. This is classic republication as to all defendants there was consistently new music, management decisions and product made. The statute of limitations was never meant to be used to hide defendants actively infringing with new decisions and campaigns."Â