The band file countersuit in Las Vegas
The Killers have filed a counter lawsuit against their former manager, Braden Merrick.
The band filed the suit against Merrick and his company, From The Future, on Friday (February 20) in federal court in their hometown of Las Vegas.
The band didn’t specify the amount of damages they are seeking, but Billboard reports that they want compensation for “multi-million-dollar damages in missed concerts and lost touring revenues, and via the bungling of merchandising and promotional opportunities”.
The suit also alleges that Merrick was unresponsive and ineffective as a manager, failing to obtain proper touring visas or coordinate overseas concerts and promotions. It also accuses him of working for the band’s label, Island Def Jam, as a consultant without their knowledge or consent.
Merrick originally sued The Killers and their current manager, Robert Reynolds, for approximately $16 million apiece for allegedly firing him without legal justification. He also claims that they failed to pay him royalties owed to him and that their current manager prevented the band from honouring their contracts with Merrick.
–By our Los Angeles staff.