A Superior Court judge in Ontario has issued an interim relief order prohibiting Death Row Records chief executive Lara Lavi from interacting with the company, amid allegations she deposited company royalty checks in a personal account.

The order of Ontario Superior Court Justice Colin Campbell, which was filed Nov. 27, says Lavi cannot enter the premise of Wideawake Entertainment Group Inc. or Wideawake-Deathrow Entertainment LLC, and seeks the delivery from her of information relating to the companies. The court says Lavi has been removed as director and CEO of Wideawake and terminated as a consultant to the company.

"There is risk of irreparable harm if the motion is not granted," the judge wrote in his ruling. The court action also seeks access to Lavi's e-mails and that a copy of the order is to be posted on the Death Row Web site.

Wideawake's submission alleges Lavi set up a Canadian bank account under a similar corporate name and deposited royalty checks intended for Wideawake-Deathrow Entertainment. The submission does not indicate the amount of money Wideawake alleges was taken. Lavi disputes that money was misappropriated.

On Nov. 19, Lavi, who became CEO of Death Row when the label was purchased out of bankruptcy earlier this year, received a temporary restraining order in New York court against Ronald Ovenden and New Solutions Group of Mississauga, the company that financed the $18 million transaction to buy the beleaguered rap label and controls Wideawake. Past Death Row artists have included Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, among others.

Lavi, a lawyer and musician, said she needed the injunction to "keep the company on the road to success." In her submissions to the court, Lavi alleged New Solutions did not provide the financing necessary to close the Death Row transaction and that she needed to redirect financial resources to finalize the deal.

According to the allegations of New Solutions, Lavi was fired on Nov. 12., but on Nov. 2 registered Deathrow as a corporate entity in New York in expectation that she would be fired and then could commence legal action. New Solutions' submission to the court indicates none of the individuals involved, including Lavi, live in New York and the company is not based there.

According to the evidence submitted by Wideawake and New Solutions, Death Row is two entities: Grandluc Corp., a holding company owned by Ovenden, and Very Juicy Entertainment LLC, controlled by Lavi. Corporate documents filed in the case, and backed up by an e-mail from Lavi, indicates the ownership structure of Wideawake-Deathrow is two-thirds controlled by Ovenden, while Lavi controls the remaining one-third. No operating agreement was set up for the company, according to the submission.

"The case is expected to return to Ontario court on Dec. 7. In the meantime, a N.Y. judge is expected to hear motions on the temporary restraining order on Dec. 3. A spokeswoman for Lavi says she was mistaken in stating the former Death Row CEO has posted the $2 million bond as ordered by a N.Y. judge. Lavi, in fact, has not offered up the money, but has until Thursday to do so.

New Solutions refused to comment on the case, saying the matter was before the courts. A lawyer representing Lavi said they had not been notified of the Ontario legal proceedings.

"As we have previously stated, we are pursuing our client's good faith claims within the valid jurisdiction for Death Row Records, which is the New York State Supreme Court, county of New York," Lavi's lawyer, Joseph Mainiero, responded in an e-mail.