Snoop Doggs court date with Pabst Brewing Company set this October 31
29 February 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Snoop Dogg’s legal battle with Pabst Brewing Company has a court date and it has been set this October 31 in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg will be facing the company after he alleges that they owe him money during the time when the company was being sold in the fall of 2014.
The rapper has advertised Blast by Colt 45, a fruit-flavored malt liquor that is owned by Pabst . The lawsuit was filed last June and he claims that he has not received his share.
As per Snoop Dogg’s lawyer, Alex Weingarten , he said that the three-year contract of his client with Pabst said that “In the event that the Blast by Colt 45 brand or the entire Colt 45 brand family is sold, during the 3-year Term of the Agreement or within two (2) years following the end of the Term” the consultant, in this case the rapper, will receive the 10 percent of the net price of such sale.
In 2014, Pabst was sold to Blue Ribbon Intermediate Holdings for $700 million. The rapper signed the deal with the company in 2011, meaning the phantom equity clause should have been applied. Weingarten also says that he has evidence via email, which will prove that Pabst “deliberately amended the terms of the sale” so as to avoid paying the rapper.
However, Pabst’s attorney, Richard B. Kendall, said that they do not owe Snoop Dogg anything and they filed a demurrer to the lawsuit. Kendall noted that the stock ownership of Blue Ribbon Intermediate Holdings has changed and Pabst Brewing Company's stock ownership was not affected by the aforementioned sale.
Kendall added that the company is confident that “Pabst still owns the Colt 45 brands and thus owes no payment to Snoop.” The demurrer was overruled by a judge last week, February 24, thus the October 31 court date.