Lawsuit Over Roc-A-Fella Records Logo Drags with Claims of Jay Z’s Unprofessionalism

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Legal proceedings over a lawsuit filed in July 2012 against Jay Z are getting complicated. The rapper is being accused of making the proceedings drag on and complicate further.

A former business associate of Jay Z is suing the rapper over the Roc-A-Fella Records logo. Dwayne Walker is seeking $7 million in royalties from Jay Z over claims he designed the logo for Roc-A-Fella Records back in 1995.

Walker maintains that he met with Jay Z 19 years ago to negotiate a logo and license for $3,500 and 2 percent of revenues for 10 years after the first year of use. He claims he was only compensated for $3,500 and never received the promised royalties.

Walker still owns the copyright on the Roc-A-Fella Records logo. The case has been in litigation now for almost two years. Court documents reveal Jay Z isn’t helping matters as Walker’s attorney, Gregory Berry, claims the rapper is guilty of unprofessional conduct.

Documents also accuse Jay Z’s legal team of failing to cooperate, stating Jay Z refuses to try and settle the case. An attorney for the rapper claims the settlement offer is being considered but there is not going to be a prompt settling of the case.

Details and photo courtesy of Page Six