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Boy Band Wants Management Contracts Nixed

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Three of the four members of the band NLT, or Not Like Them, say they were minors when they signed a management contract with The Ultimate Corporation Group; they want to terminate it.

Kevin McHale, Justin Thorne and Travis Garland say they were minors when they signed the deal. The band's fourth member, Vale Manucharian, also sued.

Named as defendants are The Ultimate Corporation Group Inc., Lyric Entertainment, Christopher Brian Inc., and Christopher Stokes.

The band claims The Ultimate Corporation Group (TUG) has "lost all corporate rights and powers" in California, "including defending against this lawsuit, for its failure to meet statutory filing requirements in either the Secretary of State's office or the Franchise Tax Board."

They claim TUG, Lyric, and Christopher Brian Inc. have represented them in management, recording and music publishing "under a number of contracts."

Two band members say they were minors when the band, TUG and Geffen Records made a deal. The band says that deal terminated the moment it was made; it wants to disaffirm whatever contracts they made as minors.

The band is represented by Seth Miller with King, Holmes & Paterno.

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