Migos Sue Attorney for Malpractice, Seek ‘Millions’ of Dollars

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    Atlanta rap trio Migos on Wednesday filed a complaint against their longtime attorney Damien Granderson, claiming that he “abused his position of trust as Migos’ fiduciary from the moment he was retained as Migos’ lawyer” and “cheated [the group] out of millions of dollars,” accusing him of “glaring conflicts of interest” and favoring the group’s label, Quality Control, which he also represented. The suit, which does not specify an amount the group is seeking beyond “millions of dollars,” accuses Granderson of professional malpractice and unjust enrichment, among other claims.

    The group — Quavious Marshall (“Quavo”), Kiari Cephus (“Offset”), Kirsnick Ball (“Takeoff”) — whose fourth album “Culture III” has been delayed for months, has been dogged by legal issues throughout much of its career. The lawsuit also alleges that Granderson’s record deals first with 300 Entertainment, which the group left in 2017 via a pricey exit arrangement to join with Capitol, were not in its best interest and cost the group “millions of dollars.”

    Granderson did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

    The complaint, filed by attorney Bryan Freedman, also alleges that Granderson “concealed” from the group that Quality Control had an exclusive label deal with Capitol that “would allow Capitol to distribute all albums that QCM produced and that QCM was actually profitting far more handsomely than was apparent from the face of the documents that Granderson personally presenteed to Migos for immediate execution.” It says that a 2018 amendment to the group’s deal with Capitol “triggered an extension of the exclusive recording agreement between QCM and Migos, which Granderson knew to contain termms that were unconscionable for Migos.”

    Migos’ publishing, merchandising and performing rights deals are also cited in the lawsuit.

    The lawsuit accuses Granderson of “betray[ing] Migos when he failed disclose both the complete nature of his relationship with QCM and the complete nature of the conflict in representing both QCM and Migos,” as well as taking “more compensation that is customary for other laywers in the field” and of “incompetence” in other negotiations.

    It also alleges that the terms of the group’s deal with Quality Control “were, and are, extremely unreasonable to Migos” and gave them “the right to far-above-industry-norm compensation even though QCM was not required to perform any work at all.

    Granderson, who began working with Migos and QC in 2013, was with Davis Shapiro until it split into two firms in mid-2019, when founded Granderson Des Rochers.


    Migos Sue Attorney for Malpractice, Seek ‘Millions’ of Dollars – Variety
     
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    The group — Quavious Marshall (“Quavo”), Kiari Cephus (“Offset”), Kirsnick Ball (“Takeoff”) — whose fourth album “Culture III” has been delayed for months, has been dogged by legal issues throughout much of its career. The lawsuit also alleges that Granderson’s record deals first with 300 Entertainment, which the group left in 2017 via a pricey exit arrangement to join with Capitol, were not in its best interest and cost the group “millions of dollars.”:what:
     
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    We’ve seen this movie before. Rapper signs with label and acquires the same lawyers and sometimes management as the label ceo. Not good
     
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    Yeah this is gonna end bad:francis:
     
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    :whoo: they got some crazy ass names
     
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    WHY THE fukk ARE YOU USING YOUR LABELS LAWYER ESPECIALLY QCM'S WHO OPERATES AS A 360 COMPANY

    THEY WILL NEVER HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART.

    QC is such a shady ass label.
     
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    interestin...
     
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    Man all that flossing and you don't have your legal shyt straight?
     
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    Yup. It's the dumbest move you can make.
     
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    LOL Buddens will definitely talk about it

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    Why would you choose the label attorney to represent you that is ahuge conflict of interest :what:. Not surprising they were swindled out of millions.
     
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    I remember someone here posted years back an interview with these nikkas where they were blatantly ignorant about the music buisness..
     
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    My kids gotta have money not just me (Facts)
    That's selfish
     
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    Didn't budden try to warn them or maybe it was yachty
     
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