Knight filed suit against the former N.W.A. star in October of 2016, claiming Dre was bitter about a bad business deal and organized the Death Row Records co-founder’s shooting at Los Angeles club 1 OAK back in 2014.
He requested access to Dre’s bank accounts to determine if he had made any suspicious payments during that time, but Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brian S. Currey shot down the motion on Tuesday (December 16), because Knight did not specify which documents he was seeking.
“The court quashes the subpoena as it is a nullity and wholly useless,” he wrote in his ruling. “This motion is much ado about nothing.”
Knight will have the opportunity to re-file his motion with the required information.
In his original lawsuit, the 51-year-old alleged the two men had a lifetime management deal, which guaranteed Knight up to 30 per cent of the rapper’s entertainment earnings, but he was reportedly cut out of the contract when Dre signed a massive deal with bosses at Apple for the purchase of his Beats By Dre music accessories line.
He also alleged “Straight Outta Compton” technical adviser Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan was hired by Dre and bosses at the film’s studio Universal Pictures and paid $300,000 to take out Knight.
Knight became involved in an on-set altercation with Sloan and businessman Terry Carter in January, 2015, when he attempted to flee the set and ended up running over the two men, killing Carter.
He is currently facing murder and attempted murder charges relating to the bust up. Suge is suing Dre and bosses at Universal Pictures and Tam’s Burgers, where the incident took place.
He is seeking unspecified damages and 30 per cent of Dr. Dre’s earnings from the Beats By Dre deal.
Knight is due to stand trial for the criminal counts in February (17).