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Motley Crue's Legal Battle with Management Heads Back to Court

By Newsferatu, Writer
Thursday, December 6, 2007 @ 9:37 PM


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In Court and in papers filed with the Court, in Motley Crue v. Carl Stubner, et al., attorneys for defendant Carl Stubner argued that Motley Crue's proper claim should not be against Stubner, but rather should be made against Stubner's client, Tommy Lee. Motley Crue, through their attorney, disagreed.

Skip Miller of Miller Barondess, LLP, representing legendary rock band Motley Crue, stated in Court: "This band is not going to sue Tommy Lee; this lawsuit is not about Tommy Lee. It is about Carl Stubner's tactics that we contend harmed Motley Crue and cost the band millions of dollars." The attorneys were arguing a demurrer.

The evidence in the lawsuit against Stubner consists of statements from band members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars as well as ten sworn declarations from key professionals associated with the band. It conclusively demonstrates that Stubner was a manager of Motley Crue and not just the manager of drummer Tommy Lee as he has previously claimed. The Motley Crue lawsuit alleges that Stubner breached his fiduciary duties to Motley Crue by making threats and demanding more money for himself.

According to Nikki Sixx, a founding member of Motley Crue, "There are witnesses to Carl Stubner's threats and demands for more money for himself.

Managers have to be held to higher standards in the music business just like they are in other industries." As stated by founding band member Mick Mars, "Tommy Lee has been my and Nikki's friend for longer than anyone. This band is not going to sue Tommy Lee. We will hold Carl Stubner and Sanctuary accountable."

At the hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin directed Motley Crue to go back and specify the threats made by Stubner in detail, when they were made and to whom they were made. The band's attorneys said they would do so.


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