April 2, 2006 - Posted at 1:10 p.m. CST
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A California attorney says upcoming court
action could mean a ``death sentence for Death Row Records.''
Yesterday, rap-music mogul Suge Knight skipped a
court-ordered hearing over control of the company -- one of several
hearings he's missed during the ongoing legal battle.
He lost a 107 million judgment last year to former associate
Lydia Harris, who said she helped start the rap-record empire. Now,
lawyers for her ex-husband -- who's in prison for dealing drugs --
are trying to get some of that money.
They're planning to ask that Knight be held in contempt and
jailed until he attends a hearing to disclose his assets. Attorneys
say they'll ask that the company go into receivership, allowing its
music library to be auctioned off. As one attorney put it, Knight
has ``had his last chance.''
Knight's attorney declined to comment.