Kanye West made so many headlines last year and attracted a lot of criticism, particularly for his remarks that were racially insensitive and anti-Semitic. He is involved in numerous lawsuits and his attorneys have chosen to cut ties with the rapper by using newspaper ads. However, the judges are currently not permitting them to do so.
For months, Greenberg Traurig has attempted to formally inform the rapper that its attorneys will no longer be going to represent him in a copyright lawsuit involving a song from Donda 2. However, Ye’s former attorneys will have to wait for a little while longer, according to a federal judge, before they are permitted to print newspaper ads announcing they have dropped the controversial rapper.
According to Billboard, Judge Analisa Torres’ ruling on Tuesday turned down, for the time being, a request by Greenberg Traurig’s lawyers to take such extraordinary steps to formally sever ties with West. The firm claims it has “exhausted all methods” to get in touch with the rapper, but the court is not yet persuaded.
Judge Torres stated,
“The court finds that GT has not provided sufficient facts to support its conclusion that personal service is impracticable. GT’s latest attempts… do not indicate diligent efforts at attempting to locate Ye.”
Despite the fact that Judge Torres has already approved their withdrawal, lawyers are still required by federal litigation rules and professional ethics to personally serve clients with an official notice that they are no longer clients.
The court gave the firm until February 15 to either effectively serve notice on Kanye or provide a more thorough justification for the newspaper plan. Thirsty For News will keep you updated regarding the ongoing court case.
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