Taco Bell, of Yum! Brands (YUM), Settles Lawsuit with Rapper 50 Cent - Bloomberg

November 23, 2009 12:50 PM EST
A Bloomberg release reports today that Taco Bell, a Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) company, has settled a lawsuit filed by rapper 50 Cent. The suit accuses Taco Bell of using a likeness of the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, in commercials to promote their new value menu.

Results of the settlement are confidential, "but both parties are satisfied," said Jackson's lawyer, Peter Raymond. Jackson had sought $1 million in damages.

Yum! Brands wasn't named in the suit. The case was Jackson v. Taco Bell Corp., 08-cv-6545, U.S.
District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

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