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.