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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:35 am 

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Legal Actions VS Ed

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Three members of the band Live claim their former lead singer Edward Kowalczyk owes them $225,000 for music he sold on his Web site, in New York County Court

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/05/18/New_Complaints.htm


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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:38 am 

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Here is the scan of the legal track

http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/iscroll/C_PDF?CatID=591886&CID=601267-2010&FName=0


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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:41 am 

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Here is a quote from that paper

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"29. In 2005, Kowalczyk presented the Plaintiffs with an ultimatum: Kowalczyk would quit the group LIVE unless Plaintiffs agreed to give Kowalczyk (or Kowalczyk’s designee) sole writing credit for all songs embodied on hture LIVE albums. Although the Plaintiffs were shocked by this ultimatum, they acquiesced to Kowalczyk’s demand, both out of respect for their decades-long friendship with Kowalczyk, and because the Plaintiffs placed a high value on keeping the classic lineup of LIVE together, after the many years of hard work they had put into building up the band’s following and reputation."

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:59 am 

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Wow. I guess CT wasn't joking around Shocked

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:03 am 

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OK, I've just read the whole document. I am pretty much speechless...

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:33 am 

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Feels like we have all been fucked up pretty much during the last 10 years, huh?

Nice one for breaking the pink glasses through which all of us used to be looking at the band.

Speechless?

I am fucking furious!

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:46 am 

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I am just disappointed Rolling Eyes

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:48 am 

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Shocked Crying or Very sad so sad & shocked to read all of this.....

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:39 pm 

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Wow..... Crying or Very sad

 
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 PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:38 am 

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for that stunt that he pulled of, he should get sued till he bleeds dry....

sorry for the harsh words, but that dude should not be allowed to release further albums anymore,

 
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 PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:05 am 

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cannot believe i travelled to belgium to support him..

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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:12 pm 

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nice stuff

 
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 PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:04 am 

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huh?

 
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 PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:47 pm 

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As I wrote before already sometime in December 2009, I thought that Ed's ego was getting to big. Too big in many ways I would say. Apparently he thought he was above the other band members and therefor thought he had more rights.
Okay I have to admit, his solo music sounds more like Live that TGF does, so maybe his influence was at a higher level in that respect.
On the other hand, on stage but also backstage (and even while Ed tried to be in the spotlight all the time) I was mostly touched by Chad, Chad and Patrick's dedication and personality. I'm sure I'm not the only one and therefor I still believe that the influence of all members was equal. Now, this news does not surprise me at all and even while I listened to some of Ed's new solo songs, I refuse to buy any of his records, merchandise, or see any of his concerts, call it a boycot if you like but this is how I feel about it and how I feel I should act.
Why? Simple, in my opinion he did not stick a knife in de back of the other former Live members, he stuck it in the back of all their fans all over the world. I only have sympathy for the honest ones, and that does not include Mr. Ed Kowalfuck. Hopefully justice will be done, legally in court, but also in how the fans will deal with this.

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 PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:16 am 

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Interesting stuff, seems the guys were angry for a reason. Would be nice to see where this all leads to.
With this out in the open Ed will have to work hard to keep some of the older followers.

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:28 pm 

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Exactly my point, if the fans are just as angry then he might lose a lot of his credit.

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:34 am 

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Ed has now officially sent a reply on 16 pages denying the rights of the rest of the band for the songs he wrote.

http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/iscroll/SQLData.jsp?IndexNo=601267-2010

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:41 am 

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Defendants admit that, at least in the past, Taylor has been a professional musician.

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