*Marion “Suge” Knight took an L in court today (Dec 13) in his case involving the death of Terry Carter near a promo shoot for Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton” film.
In October, Suge filed a counter-claim in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by Carter’s family. Knight asserted that Dr. Dre was conspiring to have him killed in connection with Suge’s demand for hundreds of millions of dollars he was supposedly owed from Dre’s film income and $3 billion sale of the Beats company to Apple.
Suge claims that when he ran over Carter with his truck in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers No. 21, he did so while trying to escape an ambush by armed men working with Dre.
Suge sought access to Dre’s bank records as part of his case, but that request was rejected today by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brian S. Currey.
“The court quashes the subpoena as it is a nullity and wholly useless,” Currey wrote in a tentative ruling posted outside the courtroom door, according to Deadline.com. “This motion is much ado about nothing.”