Death Row Records, known these days as Tha Row Records, and owner Marion "Suge" Knight have settled a lawsuit filed last year by an L.A. law firm that claimed the rap label owed it more than $550,000

LOS ANGELES -- Death Row Records, known these days as Tha Row Records, and owner Marion "Suge" Knight have settled a lawsuit filed last year by an L.A. law firm that claimed the rap label owed it more than $550,000 in unpaid legal fees.

During a mid-June settlement conference mediated by Gert K. Hirschberg, Knight agreed to pay the firm of McPherson & Kalmansohn $150,000 to settle all claims in the suit.

In its breach-of-contract suit filed Jan. 23, 2003, in California Superior Court in L.A., the firm claimed that legal bills rung up in the defense of a civil suit against Knight, Death Row and the rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Kurupt went unpaid long after the action's 2000 trial.

McPherson & Kalmansohn resigned the case in early 2001. The firm's suit alleged that it did further legal work for Knight after being promised $200,000 of the bill, but the money was never paid.