Rick Ross Settles Lawsuit
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Rick Ross has settled the legal battle with the man who suffered severe injuries while at the rapper’s Florida home. The two reached an agreement to dismiss the entire lawsuit, following nearly a year of battling it out in court.
Here’s the latest: On December 15th, Rick Ross filed docs in the case explaining he has reached a settlement in the case with the plaintiff.
He states that they reached the agreement amicably and are in the process of finalizing the settlement paperwork. Per the deal, all claims against the rapper and his mother are dismissed and the case will be closed.
Here’s the backstory: A man named Norbert Martins filed suit against Rick Ross (real name William Leonard Roberts II) and his mother Tommie last year in Florida Court. He demanded the rapper pay up for injuries he suffered at his home.
Martins explained in his complaint (back in December of 2011) he was invited to the home owned by Rick Ross and his mother. While he was at the property, he tripped and injured himself due to an iron yard enclosure hardware and its attachments being at ground level.
He claimed that Ross and his mom were negligent in keeping the property safe for the guests. The lawsuit stated that due to their lack of care, he suffered bodily injuries and disfigurement. The man filed suit demanding damages for his hospital bills, medical and nursing costs along with the inability to earn income.
Ross responded to the lawsuit saying he had no duty to warn this person of any possible dangerous conditions at his home and wasn’t responsible for his injuries.
The rapper claimed that the allegations in the man’s lawsuit were so vague and ambiguous, he didn’t know how to even respond. He demanded the entire case be dismissed.
Ross later returned to court and filed docs accusing the man suing him of being drunk and on drugs when he was injured at his home.
Ross explained that he had no idea that his gate was hazardous or that there were any unsafe conditions on his property. He went on to say that the man was under the influence of drugs and/or alcoholic substances to the extent that his normal faculties were impaired and had a blood or breath alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. Ross claims that due to the man being intoxicated he is at least more than 50% at fault for the injuries he suffered. The rapper demanded the judge dismiss the entire case.