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Just a lil’ bit—more work. That’s all Reed Smith’s lawyers would have had to do in order to completely escape a malpractice claim brought by rap star and former client 50 Cent, according to a ruling from a Connecticut bankruptcy judge.

Namely, Reed Smith’s lawyers needed to depose another rap star: Rick Ross.  

Reed Smith remains entangled in a case stemming from a long-simmering feud between the two famous rappers. But under last week’s ruling, the window for 50 Cent to succeed in his malpractice claim against the Am Law 100 firm was significantly narrowed.

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