Flip and get the latest details on Jerry Heller’s Attorney continuing Straight Outta Compton Lawsuit…
Before Jerry Heller died of a heart attack this past September,which causing him to crash his vehicle while driving on the freeway. He later died from his injuries, aged 75. Jerry was allowed to continue his defamation claim regarding scenes which showed him discouraging an artist against getting a lawyer during contract negotiations.
It was something Jerry said, which was an untrue fact about his character. Although, the two former NWA members, director F. Gary Gray and bosses at NBCUniversal, sought to dismiss the lawsuit and most allegations in Heller’s complaint were thrown out.
Now, Heller’s attorney, Michael Shapiro has asked for a stay of the lawsuit until October 20, 2016. He is asking to get the court’s permission to pursue the case in the name of a successor in interest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
At this time, no successor has yet been named so the case may not be able to proceed.