U.S. District Judge
Florence-Marie Cooper has postponed the wrongful death lawsuit involving rapper
Notorious B.I.G. to give the family's attorney more time to seek information
from the defense the Associated Press reported today.
Judge Cooper has
set the retrial date to January 16, three months later than the original October
16 date originally set on June 8.
A mistrial was
declared last summer after it was discovered that an LAPD detective intentionally
withheld statements from an informant that may have linked two police officers,
David Mack and Rafael Perez to B.I.G.'s murder.
Lawyers for B.I.G.'s
estate have maintained that Mack and Perez, former LAPD police officers, helped
orchestrate the murder on the orders of Marion "Suge" Knight, CEO
of Death Row Records.
B.I.G. was gunned
down on March 9, 1997 after a party at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los
The city of Los
Angeles to pay over $1 million dollars in legal fees to B.I.G.'s estate last
summer as well.