first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe first wrongful death trial in the case, stemming from a 2002 lawsuit, ended in a mistrial when it emerged that city lawyers withheld evidence from the plaintiffs. Last week, attorneys on both sides of the family’s still-active wrongful death lawsuit agreed to enter into mediation presided over by a magistrate judge. The second trial in that case, set for February, has been delayed indefinitely as a result. The family of slain rapper Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. “Notorious B.I.G.,” was dealt a legal setback this week when a judge dismissed its secondary wrongful-death lawsuit against the Los Angeles and a disgraced LAPD Officer, officials said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper granted the city and Rafael Perez’s request to dismiss the case yesterday, ruling that Wallace’s family did not file a claim against the city within the necessary time frame in an ancillary wrongful-death lawsuit, filed in April. Perez was a central figure in the Rampart division corruption scandal that hit the LAPD in the late 1990s. Wallace was shot to death on March 9, 1997, as he left a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard. His family claims that rogue LAPD officers were involved in his murder. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more