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Hall and Oates Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Daryl Hall and John Oates have filed a lawsuit
saying their music publisher failed to protect their rights to
their 1982 hit "Maneater."

The pop duo's lawsuit says they learned in April 2007 that an
unidentified singer-songwriter had used "Maneater" in a 2006
recording.

The papers, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, claim
Warner/Chappell Music Inc. breached its publishing contract with
Hall and Oates by refusing "in bad faith" to sue for copyright
infringement.

The singers seek unspecified money damages and want to terminate
their agreement with Warner/Chappell.

A Warner/Chappell spokesman did not immediately return a call
for comment on Thursday.

Hall and Oates' hits, which came mostly in the 1970s and '80s,
also include "Rich Girl," "Private Eyes" and "I Can't Go for
That (No Can Do)."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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