Sugarland Settles Founder's $14 Million Lawsuit

5:05 PM PST 11/14/2010 by THR staff

Kristen Hall filed the suit in 2008, claiming that Jennifer Nettles and bandmate Kristian Bush should have given her a third of the group's profits.

The two members of the country band Sugarland have settled a lawsuit with the group's founding member, who had claimed she was owed more than $14 million.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. has signed an order saying the parties notified him of the deal and gave each side until Dec. 13 to finalize the settlement documents. The details of the settlement are not listed in court records.

The lawsuit was filed in 2008 by Kristen Hall, who founded the band in 2002. She said Jennifer Nettles and bandmate Kristian Bush should have given her a third of the group's profits, even after she left in 2005 to pursue a solo career.

A trial had been scheduled to begin Monday in the case.

Sugarland is known for such songs as "All I Want to Do," "It Happens," "Life in a Northern Town" and recent single "Stuck Like Glue."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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