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James Murphy Suing DFA Records Co-Founder

LCD Soundsystem leader seeks almost $100,000 from Tim Goldsworthy

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.
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March 4, 2013 12:50 PM ET

LCD Soundsystem may be no more, but James Murphy is not losing his edge. The DFA Records honcho has sued British producer Tim Goldsworthy, who co-founded the label with Murphy, for nearly $100,000. In a lawsuit, Murphy alleges Goldsworthy owes outstanding loans, has failed to perform services for whichhe was paid, has improperly used the label's credit card and has made unauthorized withdrawals from the company bank account.

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According to DNAinfo.com, the lawsuit, filed Friday in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court, claims Murphy has tried to "amicably resolve this matter" but was "rebuffed" by Goldsworthy. It also accuses Goldsworthy of "breach of contract" and "unjust enrichment," and claims he owes a total of $93,899. DFA is also seeking punitive damages and legal fees.

Goldsworthy is listed as a managing member of DFA in the lawsuit. Murphy started DFA Productions and DFA Records with Goldsworthy in 2001, but Goldsworthy reportedly left the label in 2010 and returned to the U.K. DFA label manager Jonathan Galkin told Resident Advisor at the time that Goldsworthy suddenly packed up and left without telling anyone, and hadn't kept up contact with the label.

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