Daryl Hall is suing his Hall and Oates bandmate, John Oates, as first reported by Philadelphia. Hall filed his complaint against Oates, Aimee J. Oates, and Richard Flynn in Nashville’s chancery court on Thursday, November 16. The latter two defendants are labeled as co-trustees of the John W. Oates TISA Trust.
Per the Associated Press, Hall’s lawsuit alleges that Oates selling off a share in one of their joint business ventures would violate the terms of a business agreement between the duo. In response to the suit, a judge temporarily blocked Oates’ sale while legal proceedings and arbitration that had begun before the filing are in progress.
Hall’s lawsuit is currently sealed, meaning very little information about its content is known publicly. Online records indicate the case involves “contract/debt” and that a temporary restraining order was issued in the case. AP reports that it states that Oates and anyone involved with his trust can’t move forward with selling his share of Whole Oats Enterprises, LLP to Primary Wave IP Investment Management, LLC until an arbitrator in a separate case looks over the deal, or the order expires. (Unless extended by a judge, that deadline typically arrives within 15 days.)
Pitchfork has reached out to Daryl Hall’s attorney, Robb S. Harvey, as well as a representative for John Oates for comment and more information.