(AllHipHop News) According to a press a release, Jay Z will have to give a deposition in the pending lawsuit filed by Dwayne Walker – the man who designed the Roc-A-Fella logo. Walker is suing Jay, Dame Dash, and Universal Music Group for breach of contract and copyright infringement.
A Manhattan federal magistrate judge has apparently ruled that Walker can continue with the discovery portion of his suit. The defendants have filed a partial motion to dismiss one of Walker’s claims. That decision is still pending.
“We are pleased with the court’s order,” said Walker’s attorney Gregory Berry. “For over 18 months Jay Z and the other defendants have done everything they can to avoid swearing under oath to the events that led to the creation of the logo. With the decision today, the defendants’ delay tactics must stop, and Mr. Walker’s quest for justice can move forward.”
According to Walker, he created the Roc-A-Fella logo in 1995 and license it to Jay Z, Dash, and Kareem Burke in return for $3,500 and 2% of revenues for ten years after the first year of use. Walker claims he never received the 2% royalties and still owns the copyright to the logo.
The lawsuit was filed in 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.