Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, NBC Universal skirt liability for Straight Outta Compton death

Terry Carter was killed by well-known record producer Marion "Suge" Knight during production of the film Straight Outta Compton. Knight had a dispute with Cle "Bone" Sloan, who worked for one of the film's producers, NBC Universal LLC. Carter was asked to mediate the dispute. After the parties' meeting, Knight ran over Carter with his truck, inflicting fatal injuries. Carter's wife and children sued NBC Universal and other entities involved in the film's production (collectively, the producers) for wrongful death/negligence and for negligently hiring Sloan. The trial court dismissed the case, finding NBC Universal owed no duty to Carter and it was not vicariously liable for Sloan's actions. The Carter family appealed. Read More...