LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy suing DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy

Murphy files lawsuit alleging 'breach of contract' and 'unjust enrichment'

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy suing DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is suing DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, according to reports.

Murphy, who called time on his old band in April 2011, is said to have filed a $93,899 (£62,322) lawsuit against the producer for alleged "breach of contract" and "unjust enrichment", according to DNAinfo.com.

In particular, Murphy - who said in the suit that his "attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed" - accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for and owing outstanding loans, in addition to improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from DFA's bank accounts.

DFA Records was founded by Murphy, Goldsworthy and Jonathan Galkin in 2001. As Resident Advisor reported in 2010, Goldsworthy made the headlines three years ago when he reportedly left the label and returned from New York to the UK without informing anyone else.

"Tim Goldsworthy moved away to somewhere in the United Kingdom, without informing anyone here at DFA," said Galkin at the time. "We have had no word from him since he left the United States. So we moved on with our lives and our business. Simple as that. He most definitely took a piece of us when he left, but we wish him the best with whatever he gets up to next."

Goldsworthy, however, said that he wasn't finished with the label, stating: "I haven't left. If that was the case then, well, Murphy's never there, cause he's always touring or in the studio, so that would mean he left, I don't know, nine years ago or something?"

Murphy was recently said to be in the studio working with Arcade Fire and also produced Pulp's most recent single 'After You', which was released in January of this year.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Killer Mike to speak at US University about race relations
Paul Simon scores first UK Number 1 album in 25 years
Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' is the fastest-selling single of 2015 so far
Noel and Liam Gallagher reportedly reach 'gentlemen's agreement' to reform Oasis...
Unreleased Chris Brown and Rihanna duet leaks online – listen
Yoko Ono declares Ringo Starr 'the most influential Beatle'
Father John Misty releases exclusive track 'I Loved You, Honeybee' on heart-shaped vinyl
Wire unveil new video for 'Burning Bridges' – watch
Migos arrested mid-show for drug and gun possession
Peter, Bjorn and John unveil first new song in four years – listen
Nicolas Jaar confirms first solo release in four years
'Boardwalk Empire''s Michael Shannon to perform The Smiths' 'The Queen...
Joan Jett performs with Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - watch
Copies of U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' Record Store Day release sold with Tool EP inside
Fall Out Boy: 'No one else can do anything the way Green Day does'
Jay Z wins lawsuit against sound engineer claiming co-ownership of hit songs
Kanye West joins the Weeknd onstage at Coachella - watch
Glastonbury resale tickets sell out in 12 minutes
Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Karen O and more pay tribute to Lou Reed at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Paul McCartney inducts Ringo Starr into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Florence + The Machine unveil new track 'As Far As I Could Get' - listen
Foo Fighters play Ohio record store for Record Store Day, Dave Grohl arrives on motorcycle

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM