Court settles legal tussle between Runtown and label, Eric Many

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The vicious legal showdown between record label Eric Many and its alienated artiste, Runtown may all but be over following an Abuja Federal High Court judgement restraining the singer’s embattled record label, from interfering in his affairs.

In the judgement, the presiding judge, Justice O.A Musa, ordered the suspension of the restraining order placed on Runtown from performing and engaging in other music related activities. Justice Musa also restrained Eric Many from enforcing the suspended orders of the court.

Runtown and his label, Eric Many led by billionaire businessman, Okwudili Umenyiora have been in court since 2018 when his contract expired. But Eric Many in May 2018, slammed the singer with a lawsuit for allegedly owing the label N267 million and that he had not also adhered to an agreement to deliver his album as at when due.

After protracted court cases and threat to life, Runtown, Eric Many officially parted ways in June 2018. Runtown upon the dissolution of the contract pitched tent Soundgod Music Group.

The court papers also revealed that Runtown deliberately tried to register the name Runtown without the label’s consent even as he reportedly violated other aspects of his contract with his former employers.

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