Leonard Cohen is ‘unlikely’ to recover $9.5 million (£5.4 million) that a court ruled was stolen by his ex-manager, Kelley Lynch.
A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles granted the default order in favour of Cohen earlier this week.
Lynch was fired by Cohen in 2004 after working for him for 17 years, and refused to return photographs and memorabilia belonging to the singer.
Cohen claims he was left with just $150,000 (£85,592), reports BBC News.
His lawyer Scott Edelman said of Lynch: “She’s hard to get in touch with…we don’t know what she’s done with the money.”