A federal judge wants Wayne to resolve his suit against Cash Money Records first.
Reports emerged this week that Lil Wayne's lawsuit in a California federal district court against Universal Music Group (UMG) and SoundExchange will be put on hold until the resolution of his lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records in a New York federal district court is resolved. The suits both involve unpaid royalties, with the California judge ruling that the Cash Money case should move forward first.
Back in December 2014, Wayne suddenly sued his longtime record label for at least $51 million in damages, alleging that Cash Money only paid him $2 million of the $10 million it owed him for recording and delivering the long-delayed Carter V album, and that Wayne had not been registered as a co-owner of the sound recordings included on his 2013 album I Am Not a Human Being II, as well as several other accounting irregularities. There has been little movement in the suit since, and Wayne recently called off settlement talks, with the apparent intention of taking Birdman and Cash Money to court.