Producer Dr. Dre was delivered a minor loss in court earlier this week, when a Los Angeles judge dismissed claims that the “new” Death Row Records illegally re-released his hit 2000 album The Chronic.
Dr. Dre was one of the original owners of Death Row Records when the legendary label launched in 1992 with Marion “Suge” Knight.
Death Row Records and the label’s assets were sold to Wideawake-Deathrow Entertainment in January of 2009.
Dr. Dre sued Wide-Awake/Death Row in February 2010, claiming they re-released the classic album without permission.
Dre also claimed he had received no royalties from the sale of the record since he left Death Row in 1996.
Reuters reports that a California court dismissed Dr. Dre’s allegations on Monday, based on a similar case in 1976, involving a comedy series by Monty Python.
The judge ruled that the changes to Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic were minor, although they ruled in favor of Dr. Dre in regards to his fight to recover unpaid royalties from sales of the album.