The Fray's former manager has hit back at the band's songwriters Joe Kingand Isaac Slade after they filed suit against him over the copyright of their back catalogue.
The How to Save a Life rockers took legal action against Gregg Latterman in a Colorado court in September (09), alleging they had been misinformed about a publishing agreement they signed with him in 2005.
King and Slade claim they were told the manager would only receive a finders' fee as part of the contract, but Latterman allegedly obtained partial ownership of their songs through the deal, without notifying them.
But Latterman has blasted the pair's accusations and has hit back with his own lawsuit for breach of contract and fiduciary duty.
In a countersuit filed in a federal court in Denver, Colorado on Monday(07Dec09), Latterman claims The Fray attempted to end their management contract with him early and owes his company more than $750,000 (£468,750) in unpaid commission and expenses.
He also alleged King and Slade had pressured him into accepting less and less commission as the band became more popular.