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White Stripes Get Court Date

Jack and Meg White had better dust off their best red and white suits — the White Stripes are going to court.

A producer who worked on the pair’s first two albums is preparing to take the White Stripes to court over claims that he deserves a share of the royalties from those albums. Jim Diamond, who is listed as a co-producer on White Stripes and a sound mixer on De Stijl, alleges he helped shape the sound that has made the White Stripes so successful, according to The Associated Press.

Diamond, who filed a suit in U.S. District Court, said of the suit: “It’s not just fun and games. I understand this is a business.”

“It is a meritless case which will be defended with vigor,” the Stripes’ attorney, Bert Deixler, said, according to the AP.

The White Stripes plan to deny Diamond’s claims when they go to court on June 12. Court documents show that Jack and Meg paid Diamond $35/hour for his time in the studio.

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