*A federal judge in Miami has allowed Kanye West to phone in his presence at a mediation session aimed at resolving a lawsuit filed against him by rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight.

West’s lawyers say he can’t be there personally because of a long-standing business commitment outside the continental U.S., reports the Associated Press. The judge has agreed to permit West to take part in the Aug. 26 session by phone.

Knight was shot in the leg at a 2005 Miami Beach party hosted by West, whom he blames for lax security. He is seeking more than $1 million in damages from West and his companies.

West, Knight and their lawyers met in New York for six hours in June but failed to settle the case.

The shooter has never been identified and the case is unsolved.