Barry O’Neil and Ken Abdo obtained the widely publicized settlement of departing member claims for Kristen Hall, the founding member of superstar country act Sugarland. O’Neil and Abdo are members of Lommen Abdo’s litigation and entertainment advisory team for Ms. Hall who brought the partnership claim for a one-third interest against her former band mates. Ms. Hall started Sugarland in 2002, helped build its brand and as a co-owner was entitled to her share of the band’s earnings as she was never bought out of the partnership and the partnership was never formally terminated. The litigation was dubbed ‘the anatomy of a band break-up.’ Terms of the settlement itself are confidential, but read more about the litigation at the links below.
- Sugarland Settles Lawsuit With Ex-Founding Member, New York Times
- Country band Sugarland settles lawsuit by group’s founder claiming she was owed more than $14M, Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Suit isn’t sweet for Sugarland, Daily Report