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    Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:22:19

    LMFAO Being Sued by Former Managers - They've been slapped with a $7 million suit

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    LMFAO are being sued by their former management firm to the tune of $7 million.

    Personal management company RPMGRP sued the group in Santa Monica Superior Court for breach of contract, tortious interference and accounting. RPMGRP says LMFAO signed a deal with manager Rene McLean for two years in 2008, with a commission that is gradually phased out over the following five years.

    Then LMFAO fired McLean.

    "LMFAO has thanked the managers who took them from "0 to 60" by throwing them under the tour bus (i.e. firing them). Instead of hiring new managers, LMFAO then poached two employees of the original managers, hiring them on a salary instead of paying a commission to the original managers" is the main claim of the lawsuit.

    RPMGRP claims to have repped LMFAO from March 2008 to July 2011 and says the duo induced Ian Fletcher and Nate Johnson, neither of whom are named as defendants in the lawsuit, to breach their contracts with RPMGRP in order to manage the duo. So basically, LMFAO fired their firm and recruited the firm's other employees to manage them instead. So they sort of kept it in house.

    Team LMFAO or Team RPMGRP?

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.04.12



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