D12 Lawsuit Dropped
A Michigan appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against rap group D12 - after the band's former manager accused them of cheating him out of "millions of dollars".
Kenyatta Hudson, 36, from Detroit, Michigan claims he signed a contract to manage bandmember Ondre 'Swift' Moore from 1999 to 2003, and agreed a deal to manage D12 for approximately six months.
He accused the Purple Hills hitmakers of firing him when they signed with frontman Eminem's own record label in 1999 and pursued them over lost earnings.
A hearing at Michigan's Court of Appeals on Friday (20Mar09) upheld a previous court ruling stating that Hudson can't enforce his contract as Moore's manager because he was never licensed as a personnel agent as required under Michigan law.
The three-judge panel also dismissed Hudson's claims of unjust enrichment against the group.
Hudson has spoken out about the ruling, insisting he will continue to pursue the case and write a book about his experiences.
He tells SOHH.com, "I think the courts are wrong in what they are saying. I haven't spoken with my lawyer yet, but this is going to have to go to higher ground because there's just no way for them to have found the way they did. I had a contract with D-12 and that is not being honoured. In America, we are supposed to honour contracts. I'm considering writing a book about my experience in all of this."