Cash Money Records founder Birdman is being dropped by his attorneys in the $12 million court battle over his former Miami compound.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, two law firms representing Birdman, The Law Offices of Alan R. Soven and the Law Offices McArdle, Perez, and Franco P.L., are asking for permission to drop their client. The firms explain “irreconcilable differences and failure of communication have arisen” between them and Birdman.
They are asking the judge to allow them to drop him and force him to find new representation. The lawsuit in question is scheduled to begin February 2020.
Birdman’s lawyers dropping him comes at the same time the company suing him has put the mogul on notice that they plan on grilling him under oath next month during a videotaped deposition.
The court battle in question was filed back in 2017 by a company named EMG Transfer Agent. They accused him of borrowing $12 million and putting his Miami home up as collateral.
EMG accused him of defaulting on the loan and sued him for $12 million plus interest.
The judge granted their motion and appointed a receiver in the court to take possession of Birdman’s home. The appointed person took the home from Birdman and handled the property, including all repairs and upkeep.
Birdman originally agreed to sell the home but recently has decided to counter-sue EMG, accusing them of providing him with a sham loan and demanding their lawsuit be thrown out.
Birdman is suing EMG Transfer Agent demanding “the return of all money or property given as earnest money or down payment” and for the termination of the loan along with the return of all finance charges and unspecified damages.
The legal battle has been ongoing for nearly two years.
The 9-bedroom, 17-bath mansion — which was once owned by producer Scott Storch — has 25-foot ceilings and features a below ground pool, outdoor pool with cabana, a movie theater, gym, spa, an in-house massage room, 100 feet of waterfront and a private dock.
During the battle, Birdman rushed to court at one point pleading with the judge to help him get back personal property that was in storage. Birdman said the property included old stereo engineering equipment, a pool table, over 70 pairs of shoes, one box of sweatpants, one box of baby pants and 14 sweaters.
He also sought the return of his music awards, including BET Award, MTV Award, and multiple BMI awards Birdman also wants the record plaques of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne handed back to him. The judge denied the request.
The case is ongoing.