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Snoop Dogg heading to trial over drinks lawsuit

Snoop Dogg is heading to trial to pursue his lawsuit against bosses of a drinks company over an endorsement deal.
The Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court in June, 2015 against executives at the Pabst Brewing Company, who hired him to become the face of the alcoholic energy drink line Blast by Colt 45 in 2011.
The company was sold in 2014, and the rapper, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., claims he was entitled to 10 per cent of the sale, and is owed $70 million (£50 million).
He sought an unspecified amount of damages for breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual relations.
Lawyers for the company tried to stay or dismiss the suit and move proceedings to Chicago, Illinois, where the brewery is based, but their motion was denied.
Snoop Dogg is now set to take the case in front of a jury in Los Angeles on 31 October (16).
His lawyer Alex Weingarten told The Hollywood Reporter, “We are thrilled that the Court saw through PBR’s rhetoric and followed the law… PBR desperately wants to keep this case away from a Los Angeles jury, presumably because they know that they are going to be held accountable for their conduct.”
Pabst attorney Richard B. Kendall says, “We are confident that once that agreement – which proves that Pabst still owns the Colt 45 brands and thus owes no payment to Snoop – is received in evidence, the case will be over.”

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