Attorneys Focus On Timing Of Payment For $6.4 Million Judgment Against Daddy Yankee
Case: Five for Entertainment et al. vs. Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, aka Daddy Yankee, et al.
Case no.: 11-24142
Description: Breach of contract, defamation
Filing date: Nov. 16, 2011
Trial date: Nov. 4-Nov. 21, 2013
Judge: Senior U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz
Plaintiff attorneys: Peter Berlowe, partner; Daniel Vielleville, partner; Andrew Ricco, associate of Assouline & Berlowe; Eric W. Bloom, partner, Margaret Ciaverella, partner Tomas Leonard, partner, at Winston & Strawn.
Defense attorneys: Jon Polenberg, partner; Barbara Joy Riesberg, partner; Jude Christopher Cooper, partner, Mark David Nichols, associate of Polenberg Cooper, Sauders & Riesberg; Edwin Prado, partner of Prado Nunez & Associates.
Jury award: $6.4 million
Details: Daddy Yankee's real name is Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez. He is an immensely popular reggaeton star, especially in his native Puerto Rico. His last release, "Prestige," scored several hits, including "Lovumba," which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Latin chart. Reggaeton is a mix of reggae, Latin and Caribbean music that was made popular in Puerto Rico.