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James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records man James Murphy is suing Tim Goldsworthy, who he formed DFA with in 2001, but who moved out of New York to the UK three years ago...

In a lawsuit, DFA accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court, says that "attempts to amicably resolve this matter were rebuffed" by Goldsworthy. It also accuses the producer of "breach of contract" and "unjust enrichment."

Goldsworthy owes a total of $93,899, according to DFA. The label, which has a studio in Greenwich Village and boasts such acts as Holy Ghost!, also seeks punitive damages and legal fees. [DNA Info]

In related news, tickets for James Murphy's DFA Records 12th anniversary party with DJ sets from him, The Rapture, YACHT, Black DIce, Juan Maclean, and so many more, are on sale now. The event is one of many upcoming Red Bull Music Academy events happening in NYC. Other RBMA events are on sale too, including Brian Eno's "illustrated talk", Four Tet at Webster Hall, A-Trak, Just Blaze, and others at Roseland, Giorgio Moroder, and many more.

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Comments (25)

DEBT FROM ABOVE!

yeahhhhhhhhhhh

deal with my lawyers

*sunglasses drop onto face*

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:02 AM

Anybody know when the Giorgio Moroder tickets go on sale?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:09 AM

if I could sue all my friends tonight

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:09 AM

BV your Eno link is the wrong one!
This is a link to just one of the 4 time slots for the installation, the talk event is at another venue at another date for a different price!

Posted by ME | March 4, 2013 10:10 AM

More details very soon at www.redbullmusicacademy.com

Posted by RBMA | March 4, 2013 10:11 AM

Dem donuts is spensive son! Gotta get some MONEY!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:13 AM

This is what happens after you fleece your fans with fake sellouts, then "retire." You get bored and start suing people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:21 AM

your honor, I was there in 1968. I was there at the first Can show in Cologne.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:24 AM

10:09 Moroder tickets are on residentadvisor dot com.
They are $40 BUT just $20 for Deep Space Selector members!

Posted by ME | March 4, 2013 10:26 AM

$5 for the Eno installation, $15 for each of the 3 Bowie talks, $20 for the Eno talk AND $30 for DFA party...

Posted by ME | March 4, 2013 10:30 AM

Murphy is being countersued for eating all the donuts

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:51 AM

Anyone have links to Mr. Sakamoto???

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 11:01 AM

is his attorney frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 11:40 AM

Three mediocre pop-electronic albums and he retires. That's it. Still in awe.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 11:45 AM

^albums you probably never listened to

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:08 PM

Didn't Murphy sue Death from Above 1979 for using the DFA initials?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:40 PM

losing his edge

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 12:47 PM

Frohawk in court representing Mr. Murphy would be phenomenal. Big Freedia could be the judge.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 1:58 PM

Does this lawsuit involve the Hummus incident of 2007 in any way?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 2:20 PM

Has James officially gone Bear yet?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 2:32 PM

How did Goldsworthy manage to eat $100,000 dollars worth of James Murphy's hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 3:52 PM

That boy looooves his hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 3:56 PM

I love that scene in SU&PLH where Fatso says he's breaking up his band because he wants to have kids. LOL fucking Fatty McFatterson, you ain't gonna get any kids by having some dude splooge up yer bunghole!

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2013 10:26 PM

Murphy is being countersued for eating all the donuts

Posted by Free E3lanat | March 6, 2013 7:53 AM

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