McGraw wins court verdict against Curb
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
– Tim McGraw is apparently a free man.
McGraw won a favorable ruling from Davidson County Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins. He denied Curb Records' request for an injunction against McGraw during a hearing in Nashville.
McGraw has been very unhappy with the label, and the two have countersued each other. McGraw launched a tour this past summer even though his label refused to release a completed album, "Emotional Traffic." McGraw had been on Curb for 21 years.
McGraw's attorney Bill Ramsey said McGraw can now sign with another record label. McGraw, his attorneys, wife Faith Hill and manager Coran Capshaw were pleased. The Tennnsessean quoted McGraw as saying he was "just very happy."
A trial is still slated for July to determine if McGraw's contract with Curb was breeched and if damages are in order.
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