Curren$y – Moving Forward with Dame Dash Lawsuit

Curren$yCurren$y once said he was backing away from the Dame Dash & DD172 lawsuit, but legal documents show this is not the case.

The lawsuit between former partners Curren$y and Dame Dash is still underway, although Curren$y said during the summer he was calling it quits, saying he was “way too cool for a lot of that stuff.”

HHDX has obtained legal documents providing details about the lawsuit and showing it’s still very much in progress.

According to the documents, Curren$y and Dame Dash entered into a partnership after meeting in September of 2009. Dame would provide a studio and producer for Curren$y to record his album Muscle Car Chronicles. The two would also produce a movie of the same name during that time.

After the album was completed, Spitta allegedly told Dash about a meeting which had taken place between him and Warner Brothers Records’ president Todd Moscowitz. Curren$y had supposedly received an offer which he declined because of his deal with Dash. However, the documents say that Dash allowed Curren$y to work with Ski Beatz for his Pilot Talk series.

The documents go on to say that Curren$y continued to take meetings with other labels, withholding the information from D. DashDash. “Unbeknownst to DASH or any other representatives of DD172/BLUROC, ‘CURREN$Y and MOUSA were consistently taking meetings with record labels and various entertainment companies,”  so that Curren$y could obtain a major label record deal. Thus, the documents claim Spitta was involved in a “breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duties.”

As well, the documents indicate that Curren$y and Jet Life have a “trademark infringement and tortuous interference” with contract claims against Dash and his label DD172. Dash says that Curren$y and Jet Life cannot prove they own their trademark in MCC. Dash also states that Curren$y had allowed him to “sell, distribute, promote and market” his name on products.

The documents also state that both Curren$y and Jet Life “explicitly and implicitly granted a license to and authorized Defendant to undertake such actions, and even made statements to the media on various dates after the deal with WARNER was entered into that “Muscle Car Chronicles” would be released by Defendants through Def Jam.”

Dame Dash’s attorney released the following statement to HHDX regarding the situation. See below.

Mr. Dash did not initiate this legal dispute and he is extremely disappointed that the matter became public. However, after being dragged into court my client was left with no other choice but to vigorously defend his rights and reputation.

The case is still very much ongoing but the focus has shifted. On March 16, 2012, Curren$y’s application for a preliminary injunction to enjoin my client from further distribution of the albums entitled Pilot Talk I and II and the Muscle Car Chronicles albums was denied by U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter. Thereafter, my client filed a third-party complaint suing Curren$y’s representatives Nova Perry and Moussa Hamdan and Warner Brothers Records for tortuous interference. My client is also pursuing several counter-claims against Curren$y, whom we allege breached his partnership with DD172 by signing an exclusive ‘360’ deal with Warner Brothers.

It is our position that Warner Brothers and Curren$y’s representatives were aware of the fact that Curren$y had a business relationship with DD172 when they caused him to sign to an exclusive ‘360’ record deal with Warner Brothers, and thus they were further aware that any purported exclusive deal with Curren$y would interfere with DD172’s rights. We are further claiming that Curren$y’s defection from DD172 caused my client to suffer damages in excess of $5,000,000 to his business and reputation.

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