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March 31, 2006

Los Angeles Paying Biggie's Mom $1.1 Million

No substitute for justice, but I'm glad she's getting paid.. and that The Man is taking a much-deserved L:

L.A. to Pay Notorious B.I.G. Family $1.1 Million

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.1 million payment to the family and estate of Notorious B.I.G. for legal costs incurred during the botched civil case brought against the City of Los Angeles. The money will also cover other costs incurred, such as security for witnesses.

Three days into the wrongful death suit, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was found to be withholding relevant and important documents. As a result, US District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper was forced to declare a mistrial in July 2005.

According to the BBC, "Lawyers have said that an appeal to overturn a judge's order to pay compensation was now unlikely." Notorious B.I.G.'s estate has said they plan to continue on with another wrongful death suit, alleging one or more rogue LAPD officers were involved in the shooting. A date for the trial expected to be set April 26th...

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 31, 2006 12:29 AM

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