An appeals court has ruled The Game must hand over $5 million (£3.1 million) to a group of police officers who were featured in the rapper's Stop Snitching/Stop Lying film.
The cops appeared in the 2005 mixtape's promotional Dvd when they arrested the star during filming at a shopping mall in North Carolina. They claimed they had been featured in the film without permission and subsequently sued the rapper - real name Jayceon Taylor - and his Bungalo Records for defamation of character.
A 2010 court ruling stated the Greensboro police officers should receive $5 million in compensatory damages, and that order was upheld by a North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday (21Feb12).
The cops' lawsuit also seeks $10 million (£6.3 million) in punitive damages, but the appeals court ruled a new trial should be set to decide if that is justified, according to Fox News.