Jay Z can no longer avoid the lawsuit lobbed at him by the designer of Rocafella's logo.
Jay Z has been attempting to dodge a lawsuit aimed at him from Dwayne Walker, the designer of the Rocafella logo, but it looks at though he's gonna have to cooperate after all.
Jay Z, Damon Dash and Universal Music are all named in the suit, in which Walker claims that he's owed $7 Million for his design. Apparently, Walker was promised $3500 on submission of the logo, as well as 2% of revenues for the next ten years. While he was paid his initial sum, the percentage was never delivered, which with the success of the company quickly climbed to the millions.
We are pleased with the court’s order,” said Walker’s attorney, Gregory Berry. “For over 18 months Jay-Z and the other defendants have done everything they can to avoid swearing under oath to the events that led to the creation of the logo. With the decision today, the defendants’ delay tactics must stop, and Mr. Walker’s quest for justice can move forward.
Jay will have to “cooperate with discovery” in the suit, producing documents, as well as participating in a deposition.
No word yet on how soon this will be happening.
[Update: Jay Delays Due To Tour]
While Jay Z will have to sit for a deposition at some point, it looks like he's going to put it off for as long as possible.
Jay is scheduled to sit down for questioning over the $7 Million dollar Roc-A-Fella logo suit next month, but according to his representatives, the man is just too busy.
Hov's attorney's describe him as "one of the most prolific and hardest-working businessmen and recording artists in the world," arguing that the rapper will not be able to make his deposition any time soon, especially with his summer tour with Beyonce on the way.
"Preparing a stadium tour is a non-stop effort," reads the document.
We'll have to wait and see if Jay can maneuver his way out of this on for a while longer. Updates to come as information arrives.