News: D12 Side-Step Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Filed By Former Manager
Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 4:35PM
Eminem's group D12 have temporarily avoided a lawsuit against former associate and manager Kenyatta Hudson who claims the group financially cheated him.
Hudson's case was once again turned down in Michigan's Court of Appeals Friday (March 20).
The opinion confirmed an earlier ruling by a Wayne County Circuit Court judge that Hudson can't enforce his contract as Moore's manager because he was never licensed as a personnel agent as required under Michigan law. The three-judge panel also ruled that Hudson had no claim of unjust enrichment against [Eminem] and the others." (Detroit News)
Hudson has since reacted to the unfavorable decision against him.
"I think the courts are wrong in what they are saying," Hudson said. "I haven't spoken with my lawyer yet, but this is going to have to go to higher ground because there's just no way for them to have found the way they did. I had a contract with D12 and that is not being honored. In America, we are supposed to honor contracts." Hudson wouldn't be specific, but said the argument is over "millions of dollars." (Six Shot)
He has reportedly stepped away from managing artists to focus on writing.
Hudson has managed other music groups, including Black Wasp, but said he no longer actively represents anyone. "I'm more involved in writing now, and I'm not representing anyone right now. I'm considering writing a book about my experience in all of this," he said. (Rap Worlds)
Aside from legal cases, D12 frontman Eminem will be on hand next month at the annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.
Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony will be held April 4 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible 25 years after their first recording is released. (Associated Press)
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