Suge Knight's lawsuit against Kanye West tossed

FILE - This file photo taken June 24, 2003, shows former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight in Los Angeles. An attorney for Marion "Suge" Knight is denying allegations that the former rap mogul pulled a gun on a man in South Los Angeles. Knight was arrested in suburban Gardena on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Police say his Cadillac Escalade was stopped after a man claimed Knight pointed a gun at him. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
November 4, 2010 7:39:57 PM PDT
A federal judge in Miami has tossed out a lawsuit filed by rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight against hip-hop star Kanye West over a 2005 shooting.

Knight was seeking more than $1 million in damages from West. Knight was shot in the leg at a 2005 Miami Beach party hosted by West. Knight blames West for lax security.

The shooter has never been identified.

In Thursday's order, the judge concluded there's no evidence that a shooting at the party was foreseeable. The case was set for trial next month.

West's attorney, Adam Josephs, says the suit was ill-conceived from the beginning, adding he was gratified the court agreed.

A telephone message left with Knight's attorney was not immediately returned.


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