Judas Priest Settle Suit Filed By Halford’s Ex-Manager
A contentious lawsuit has been settled between Judas Priest, their management, and Rob Halford’s former manager John Baxter.
The breach-of-contract suit was filed after Halford was shitcanned in August of 2012.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel granted the parties’ joint motion last week for a dismissal after both sides testified they had reached a settlement.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and likely never will be.
Baxter’s initial suit sought $50 million and alleged “fraud, breach of contract, and intentional interference with contractual relations.”
Baxter’s suit contends Halford owed him millions due to “contract breaches, including failure to pay commissions, salary and expenses dating back to 1992.”
He claimed that Halford misled him by saying that he was unable to pay Baxter the monies owed him, but promised to when he had the money on hand.
Baxter further claimed he was unfairly and unjustly fired from his position.