Rapper 50 Cent Is Placing Lawsuit On His Former Lawyers !! Find Out Why !!
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The rapper, born Curtis Jackson III, filed the suit this past Friday (Jan. 28) claiming that his former lawyers, Reed Smith and Peter Raymond, did not have his best interest at heart, forcing him to file for bankruptcy as a result of losing the case against Leviston. Back in July 2015, he was ordered to pay $5 million for posting a sex tape of her and her partner on the internet.
According to the claim, 50 Cent would not have filed for bankruptcy if he knew of the "neglectful, negligent and unethical conduct of Raymond and Smith."
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Additionally, the lawsuit claims the rapper's former lawyers "did not follow established legal standards," going on to claim that 50's original legal team was inept regarding properly preparing for court, resulting in him having to hire new counsel on the eve of the initial trial.
"Unfortunately, this is not the first time Mr. Jackson has been required to commence litigation in connection with the past administration of his legal matters," 50 Cent's new lawyer, Arthur L. Aidala, shared in a statement.
"While it would have been preferable to resolve this dispute privately and amicably, he felt it necessary to pursue this matter further. Mr. Jackson is fully confident that all claims will be resolved in his favor in the near future."
The complaint also makes note of an alleged conflict of interest between Reed Smith and key material witnesses, which contributed to “an unfavorable jury verdict.”