Ruben Studdard, winner of the second season of American Idol, filed suit yesterday in the Supreme Court of New York against Peachez Inc., who according to their website are a "specialty marketing company that offers strategic concepts in the entertainment industry" (huh?), and related parties. (Defendant's appear to be live-performance promoters.) Unfortunately, details are limited at this point, as the suit was initiated with the mere filing of a summons with notice for breach of contract. (See New York CPLR 304, "An action is commenced by filing a summons and complaint or summons with notice.") Alleged damages: $45,000. Counsel for plaintiff is Pryor Cashman.
[Ruben Studdard v. OIG Inc.; Peachez Inc.; Melvin Childs III individually; filed 1/28/2008; case no. 08-101697].