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Notorious BIG Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dismissed, Trial Put Off Longer

Posted By on December 19, 2007

According to LA’s Fox 11 TV Station on Tuesday (12/18), a judge dismissed a secondary wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family in April. This was another big let down for the family of The Notorious B.I.G. in their seemly “never ending” legal battle with the city of Los Angeles.

U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper ruled the family had not filed a claim within the required timeframe and granted a request dismiss the case. The request was made by Rafael Perez, a corrupt former cop, who has been accused of conspiring with his former partner David Mack to murder the rapper.

In 2005 Judge Cooper declared a mistrial in the trial that arose from the original suit filed by Biggie’s family. Fox 11 also reports that the parties involved in the still pending primary suit agreed last week to enter into mediation. As a result, the trial, scheduled for February, will be postponed indefinitely.