Hall Oates sue over ‘Maneater’ recording
NEW YORK — 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 singers’ court papers claim Warner/Chappell Music Inc. breached its publishing contract with them 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.