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Goodbye American Idol, Hello Lawsuit

Steven Tyler American Idol

By Gillad Matiteyahu

When Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, left “American Idol,” word was there there were no hard feelings on either side. But now come reports that his management company, Kovac Media Group, Inc., was unhappy with his decision to leave his judge’s robe behind. And it was even more unhappy when Mr. Tyler changed management companies.

On October 11, The Hollywood Reporter reported that KMG sued Dina LaPolt and her law firm for allegedly sabotaging Mr. Tyler’s renegotiating efforts with AI, and KMG’s relationship with Mr. Tyler.

KMG’s complaint stated four causes of action: breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the duty of confidence, intentional interference with contract, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage. The media reported them but didn’t analyze each one. LASIS will.

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