Recently, new documents in the lawsuit between Currensy and Dame Dash have surfaced providing previously unknown information regarding the nature of the lawsuit. Previously Spitta had stated via his social media accounts that he had backed away from the lawsuit claiming that he was “way too cool for a lot of that stuff.”
Dash’s attorney released the following statement exclusively to HipHopDX regarding the lawsuit:
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, Currensy’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 Currensy’s representatives Nova Perry and Moussa Hamdan and Warner Brothers Records for tortuous interference. My client is also pursuing several counter-claims against Curren$y, whom we allege breached his partnership with DD172 by signing an exclusive ‘360’ deal with Warner Brothers.
It is our position that Warner Brothers and Currensy’s representatives were aware of the fact that Curren$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 Currensy’s defection from DD172 caused my client to suffer damages in excess of $5,000,000 to his business and reputation.
The documents explain that Currensy and Dame Dash entered into a partnership together in September 2009. It’s then stated that Dash provided a producer and studio for Currensy, which he used to complete the Muscle Car Chronicles album and that they also produced a film of the same name during that time.
After they recorded the album, Currensy allegedly informed Dash that a conversation had occured between Currensy and Warner Brothers Records president Todd Moscowitz, during which Currensy received and declined an offer due to the contract they had together.
The documents allege that “unbeknownst to Dash or any other representatives of DD172/BLUROC, Currensy and Mousa were consistently taking meetings with record labels and various entertainment companies,” in an effort to land Currensy a recording contract with a major record label.
Dash’s camp is claiming breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duties (a fiduciary is one who owes to another duties of good faith, trust, confidence, and candor, and has a duty to act primarily for another’s benefit).
Furthermore, the documents indicate that Currensy and Jet Life Recordings has made trademark infringement and tortuous interference with a contract claim against DD172 and Dash (in addition to other claims). Damon Dash claims that Currensy and Jet Life can’t prove that they own the trademark in Muscle Car Chronicles, and that any copying of the project done by the company is “pursuant to a valid express or implied license, and with the express permission and acquiescence of” Currensy and co.
Damon further states that they acquired the rights to “sell, distribute, promote and market Muscle Car Chronicles and that Currensy agreed to allow Dash to use his name on the products. The documents claim that Currensy and co. “both 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 the defendants through Def Jam.”