A settlement has been reached in the federal suit filed by manager Stephen Hutton against his former client, Atlantic Records artist Kid Rock. Hutton sued Rock and his company, Top Dog Records for at

A settlement has been reached in the federal suit filed by manager Stephen Hutton against his former client, Atlantic Records artist Kid Rock. Hutton sued Rock and his company, Top Dog Records for at least $4 million in July 2000, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Hutton had claimed that Kid Rock failed to pay significant personal management commissions, and that the musician abruptly terminated him last June, in violation of a 1996 management agreement. However, in a joint statement, Hutton and Rock said, "We are glad that this case has been settled fairly and that the litigation has been brought to an end. There are no hard feelings and we wish each other well."

As previously reported, Rock is at work on his next studio album. He has recently collaborated with George Jones and Hank Williams Jr. (who he calls "my second dad"), and also appears on Willie Nelson's forthcoming Island/Def Jam set "The Great Divide."