Norbes is about to lose an epic battle with a URL
Ultimate Rap League is set to win his case against former talent scout Norbes by default.
According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, URL sought default judgment after Norbes failed to respond to his copyright infringement lawsuit. The company sued him for allegedly profiting from pirated streams shared in his private Facebook group.
URL filed its initial complaint with the court on March 3. Norbes, whose real name is Dagoberto Velez, was served with the trial on March 22. He was supposed to respond within 21 days, but the April 12 deadline came and went without responding.
“I, Brenna B. Mahoney, Clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, hereby certify that Defendant, Dagoberto Velez, has not filed a Response or otherwise offered with respect to of this complaint,” confirms the Clerk. “Defendant Dagoberto Velez’s default is hereby noted pursuant to Rule 55(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”
URL severed ties with Norbes for “unprofessional conduct” in 2020. URL claimed he began engaging in underhanded tactics to undermine the company after his own lawsuit failed.
The fight rap league has suggested maximum statutory damages of $150,000 for each copyrighted work that was pirated in its lawsuit. URL also sought a permanent injunction to end Norbes’ alleged infringement.