Lil Wayne is suing his former manager of 13 years Ronald Sweeney and has taken a major loss in the case. An appeals court rejected four of his major claims being action for fraudulent inducement, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment, according to a report from Law.com.
Sweeney claims to have served as Wayne’s primary attorney and manager since 2005 and he’s looking for his piece of the pie in Lil Waynes settlement with Cash Money Records of $20 million. Allegedly Lil Wayne “failed and refused to pay plaintiffs his promised 10 percent of the recovery from lawsuits, 10 percent of the sale of master recordings owned by Lil Wayne’s record label, and then 17 percent in general commissions that he owes to Plaintiffs in connection with Plaintiff’s day to day management activities.”
Sweeney’s attorney, John Harris, was reportedly happy with the appellate court’s ruling. Harris said “that the appellate court rejected Lil Wayne’s cynical attempt to avoid paying Ronald Sweeney for the work that Mr. Sweeney did for him,’ as per Law.com. “Mr. Sweeney will vigorously pursue his claims for payment and require Lil Wayne to appear in court to answer for his actions.”