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