Monday, March 28, 2016
The wheels of justice turn slowly.
According to a new filing in the Parlux Fragrances case against Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, plaintiffs attorneys have finally managed to serve their summons and complaint on a lawyer representing Mr. Carter and his company S. Carter Enterprises, LLC. The firm of Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, Connecticut will represent Mr. Carter and agreed to accept delivery of the complaint via FedEx on March 21st.
The original complaint was filed in New York Supreme Court on January 25th.
Legal eagles tell FirstNerve that there may well have been extensive contact between the two sides before this formal action. The early take is that Parlux may have a good chance at recovering payments and stock given to Mr. Carter, but that claims of commercial loss due to his alleged non-participation in promoting the Gold (Jay Z) fragrance remain a long-shot.
The lawsuit discussed here is Parlux Fragrances, LLC et al. - v. - S. Carter Enterprises, LLC et al., Case 650403/2016 - New York County Supreme Court.