Dr. Dre settles lawsuit over 'Chronic' sales

June 6, 2011 - 7:57 PM
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FILE - In this June 25, 2010 file photo, Rapper and producer Dr. Dre arrives at the 23rd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dre has settled a lawsuit over online sales and profits from his album

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre has settled a lawsuit against the new incarnation of Death Row Records over damages he's owed from unauthorized online sales of his album "The Chronic."

Attorneys for the rap superstar informed a judge that the case had settled Monday, one day before a jury trial to determine how much Dre was owed. No details of the settlement were filed.

A judge in April ruled that Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, had not granted permission to WIDEawke Death Row Records to sell "The Chronic" online and may be entitled to 100 percent of the digital profits.

The label purchased the original Death Row Records' holdings out of bankruptcy

The rapper had been expected to testify at trial.