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Jadakiss & Styles P Stab Fan?
Highest Court Superior Court of Connecticut
Year Ended 2005
Plaintiffs Concert Attendee(s)
Defendants Jadakiss
Styles P
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description It's understandable that rappers must maintain a front of "street cred" to keep up with the competition, but this is an example of how it can go too far for what appears to be no reason at all. Plaintiff stole Jadakiss's jacket during a meet and greet in the parking lot following a concert, though Plaintiff alleged it was during "horseplay," not seriously intended as theft. Jadakiss, Styles P, and their entourage chased and caught Plaintiff (which seems to work against Plaintiff's horseplay defense), then beat him and--here's where it gets ridiculous--violently stabbed him. Not only did Plaintiff's stab wounds require hospitalization, the laceration was "so severe that [his] intestines protruded from his abdomen." Following the incident, Plaintiff suffered severe physical handicaps as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the court's findings of fact. Defendant artists later referred to the incident in music released subsequent to the stabbing, assumedly boasting of their conquest. It is thus no surprise, with apparently uncontested facts as damning as these, that the court found for Plaintiff on his personal injury claims, and awarded over $700,000 damages. - LSW

Legal Issues
Torts Intentional Torts Assault & Battery
Trademarks & Unfair Competition State Statute/Common Law Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices


Opinions Cruz v. Continental Corp.
2005 WL 3112779
Superior Court of Connecticut , November 02, 2005 ( No. CV030824221S )


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Related Searches Parties
Concert Attendee(s) ( Plaintiff )
Jadakiss ( Defendant )
Styles P ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Torts / Intentional Torts / Assault & Battery
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / State Statute/Common Law / Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices

Courts
Superior Court of Connecticut (highest court)


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