*Kanye West and Marion “Suge” Knight will face each other in a Miami courtroom over a nightclub shooting that happened nearly five years ago.
US District Judge Patricia Seitz has scheduled the trial to begin on Dec. 6.
Former Death Row Records CEO Knight is seeking more than $1 million from West after being shot in the leg at an August 2005 party hosted by the rapper. No arrests were made following the incident.
Knight claims that the Shore Club and West did not provide adequate security for the party, a claim the club owners and West have denied.
Marc Brumer, Knight’s lawyer, said of his client: “He’s an icon in the music industry. He walks in a room and he lights it up. He had an expectation of security there. How someone came with a gun into a very VIP party, that just doesn’t meet the smell test in life.”
Brumer added that Knight’s right femur was shattered requiring medical treatment costing $200,000, while he also lost a 15-carat diamond earring worth $135,000 at the club.