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- Posted on Mar 4th 2013 1:40PM by Jason MacNeil
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court on Friday, March 1, seeking roughly $100,000 from a former business partner for "breach of contract" and "unjust enrichment."
According to DNAinfo.com, Murphy claims British producer Tim Goldsworthy -- with whom Murphy started the music label and production team DFA Records and DFA Productions in 2001 -- failed to perform services he was paid for, having outstanding loans, misusing the company's credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from the label's bank accounts.
The suit also claims Murphy made attempts to "resolve the matter" with Goldsworthy but they were "rebuffed." DFA Records is also seeking punitive damages and legal fees in addition to the total Goldsworthy owes -- $93,899, according to DFA. Goldsworthy left the label and production team three years ago and returned to Great Britain, reportedly without telling anybody of his plans.
"We have no word from him since he left the United States," DFA label manager Jonathan Galkin said at the time Goldsworthy abruptly left. "So we moved on with our lives and our business. Simple as that."
Murphy has kept busy since concluding the life of LCD Soundsystem with a 2011 sold out finale at New York's Madison Square Garden. Late last year, Murphy tweeted that he created a song entitled "After You" with British group Pulp. The musician has also been reportedly working with Arcade Fire in some capacity on their forthcoming studio album.