A Florida jury dominated in favor of a lawsuit introduced forth by rapper Flo Rida towards Celsius power drinks and awarded him a complete of $82.6 million in damages.
On Wednesday, a jury discovered Celsius responsible of breaching an endorsement cope with Flo Rida that ran from 2014 to 2018. The jury additionally discovered the model fraudulently hid data from him.
In a press release, Flo Rida, whose authorized title is Tramar Dillard, thanked the jury, decide and his attorneys, and mentioned he gained a “new respect for the judicial system.”
“This was a protracted journey, however we prevailed. From the beginning, I solely needed what I labored for, nothing extra, nothing much less,” he mentioned within the assertion, including that he was “instrumental within the Celsius that you recognize and love at this time.”
The rapper, recognized for songs together with “Proper Spherical” and “Whistle,” filed the lawsuit in 2021 and claimed Celsius owed him tens of millions in added inventory and royalties beneath the phrases of their offers.
Throughout closing arguments, Flo Rida’s legal professional John Uustal mentioned his shopper had not sought a particular greenback quantity in his lawsuit however the 1% possession he was promised.
In a separate assertion, Uustal mentioned that he and his shopper relied on the jury to navigate the “sophisticated authorized points” concerned within the case
“We mentioned we’d belief the jury to do the fitting factor, we’d belief the decision, settle for the choice of the jury,” the assertion mentioned. “I’m glad, on this case, the jury concluded that Flo Rida ought to get what he labored for.”