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DJ MK settled a lawsuit he brought against his former management company in which he alleged they had wrongly withheld more than $ 1.5 million in commissions owed under a contract.
Lawyers for MK, real name Marc Kinchen, and MDM Artists told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steven J. Kleifield at a hearing Thursday that the case was resolved. No term has been revealed. MK’s lead attorney is Mathew Rosengart, who recently received preliminary approval from a judge to represent Britney Spears in her attempt to end the guardianship placed on her in 2008.
MK is Will Smith’s former in-house producer and he has worked for Celine Dion, Rihanna, Diplo, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, and Lana Del Rey. He sued MDM Artists Inc. and its officers, Marci Weber and Mark Davenport, in July 2020, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud, unfair business practices and that the defendants put their interests before those of the plaintiff.
MK alleged that he was intentionally misled about the terms of his management agreement with MDM Artists, claiming that they indeed coerced him into signing it during a surprise meeting at an airport in January 2015, the morning after a late night / early morning gig without giving her a chance to have a lawyer review her.
“Davenport passed a 12-page document to MK at an airport after MK played all night, told him he had to sign immediately and lied about its contents,” the lawsuit said.
Contrary to Davenport’s misrepresentation at the airport, the terms of the original deal and the purported management deal were not the same, according to the lawsuit, which demanded $ 1.5 million allegedly owed to MK, as well as compensatory and punitive damages.
In his court documents, defense attorney Mark D. Passin said that MK “repudiated a talent management deal” between the parties after the defendants “revived his music career and brought him to the brink of Fame”.
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