Last month, an attorney for the Killers told SPIN.com that the suit being brought against them by their former managers was “meritless.” Now the band has taken action to prove that allegation.
On Monday (March 13), the band and their manager, attorney Robert Reynolds, asked a federal judge to dismiss the $16 million breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against them last month by Braden Merrick, according to the Associated Press.
In his suit, filed February 21, Merrick claimed that he was fired after he helped make the Killers successful, and that Reynolds, the band’s former lawyer and current manager, plotted to have him fired so he could manage the band himself.
The Killers’ request, filed in U.S. District Court, claims Merrick was incompetent and dishonest. In a separate request, filed Friday (March 10), the band also asked the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcements to negate any agreements between the band and Merrick.
A call to the Killers’ attorney, Michael Guido, was not immediately returned.
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