[photogallerylink id=6796 align=right] Or at least the lawyers for [lastfm link_type=""]Tim McGraw[/lastfm] will go to court representing the singer in his continuing argument with Curb Records. Lawyers will approach the bench tomorrow Wednesday to argue whether or not McGraw has sufficiently fulfilled his contract with Curb to move to another record label.
Both sides agreed to the hearing and will discuss oral arguments, no witnesses will be called, a clerk at the court said that the nature of the case suggests that there will be a fairly quick ruling by the judge. It is not clear whether a ruling on this matter will cancel the jury trial scheduled for July.
Curb Records sued McGraw in May for breach of contract, alleging he recorded and delivered his still-unreleased and, from his point of view, final album, Emotional Traffic, prematurely. Can they do that? What if hospitals did that? You know sue because you delivered early! The label believes that they had a contractual right to decide on the spacing of McGraw’s album releases and that he jumped the gun in completing Emotional Traffic before they were ready. Tim responded to the suit by saying: ”The label is holding the album hostage from country music fans in an attempt to force Tim McGraw to serve perpetually under a contract that he has already fully and faithfully completed.”
Soon after, McGraw countersued Curb and asked the court to award him punitive damages, an advance payment for his latest recordings and a ruling that he has fulfilled his contract. McGraw has spoken openly of his discontent with Curb Records for years and of his eagerness to record elsewhere.
And the beat goes on.