In documents filed in U.S. District Court yesterday (March 13) in Las Vegas, members of the rock band and their manager, lawyer Robert Reynolds, accused former manager Braden Merrick of Los Angeles of

The Killers and their lawyer-manager have asked a federal judge to throw out a $16 million breach-of-contract lawsuit from the band's former manager.

In documents filed in U.S. District Court yesterday (March 13) in Las Vegas, members of the rock band and their manager, lawyer Robert Reynolds, accused former manager Braden Merrick of Los Angeles of incompetence and dishonesty.

Merrick's lawsuit, filed Feb. 21, alleges that he was fired in May, after the Las Vegas-based band became successful. The two sides had been negotiating a settlement.

In a separate action filed Friday, the band also asked the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to void any agreements between the Killers and Merrick.

Although he hadn't seen the latest actions, Merrick lawyer Howard King said they were expected. "You gotta take your shot if you don't want to pay what you owe," he said. Reynolds didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.


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