Clint Black Sues Manager
November 19, 2008 at 6:40 AM (PT)
EQUITY RECORDS/NASHVILLE co-owner and artist CLINT BLACK is suing his manager/accountant CHARLES SUSSMAN and his MUSIC CITY-based firm, GUDVI, SUSSMAN & OPPENHEIM. In the complaint filed NOVEMBER 7th in DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, BLACK charges that SUSSMAN and his firm "repeatedly engaged in self-dealing, negligence, and/or gross negligence" in steering his finances. He claims that SUSSMAN convinced him to assign $500,000 in royalties to EQUITY RECORDS, in which they both have minor ownership, but received nothing in return. BLACK also alleges that he was told that label mates LITTLE BIG TOWN has been singed to a long term deal, when in fact they left the label this past APRIL to sign with CAPITOL/NASHVILLE.
According to the NASHVILLE CITY PAPER, this is the second time BLACK has sued a business manager. In 1992 he filed suit against BILL HAMM over royalties and publishing rights.
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