Cash Money Records founder Birdman is trying to have a $1 million-dollar judgment against him thrown out.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Birdman is finally responding to the lawsuit filed by his ex-employee Nicolas Jose Penzo.
Penzo accused Birdman of screwing him out of wages and overtime. A judge recently granted him a $1 million default judgment after Birdman allegedly blew off the lawsuit.
Birdman has filed a motion to vacate the judgment arguing it was awarded in error. He believes the judge granted the default judgment improperly. A hearing has been set for January 7, where he will face off with his former employee.
Birdman claims he wasn't even served with the legal papers.
Back in 2018, Penzo sued Birdman, Cash Money Records and Pine View Management LLC. In his suit, Penzo said he worked as Birdman’s property manager from 2015 until May 27, 2017.
His duties included painting, handling the cleaning services, and coordinating with contractors to fix things such as electricity.
Penzo said Birdman agreed to pay him $150 a day. He claimed to have been worked (occasionally) from 9am to 9pm. Penzo said he worked an average of 48-60 hours a week, without being paid for the overtime.
He even said he was only paid every two or three months, sometimes with checks, but mostly with cash. His original lawsuit was seeking $8,900 in unpaid wages, along with an additional $15k based on the $150 per day. His complaint sought $23,900 in damages.