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What to know about the Hall & Oates legal fight, and the business at stake behind all that music

Hall & Oates Lawsuit Things to Know
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After more than a half-century of making music together, Daryl Hall is suing John Oates over a proposed sale of his share of a Hall & Oates business partnership that Hall says he hasn’t approved

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than a half-century of making music together, Daryl Hall is suing John Oates and arguing in arbitration that he can't sell his share of a Hall & Oates business partnership without Hall's permission.

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Public court filings have revealed just how wide the rift has grown between the duo famous for hits in the 1970s and ’80s, including “Maneater,” “Rich Girl” “Kiss on My List” and “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).”

Hall has accused Oates of blindsiding and betraying him, saying their relationship and his trust in Oates have deteriorated. Oates has said he is "deeply hurt" that Hall is making “inflammatory, outlandish, and inaccurate statements” about him.

A Nashville judge recently paused the sale of Oates' stake in Whole Oats Enterprises LLP to Primary Wave IP Investment Management LLC until an arbitrator weighs in, or until Feb. 17.