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Country Band Sugarland Settles Lawsuit By Group’s Founder Claiming She Was Owed More Than $14M

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. signed an order this week 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.

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