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A Day to Remember’s Lawsuit Completes; Band Awarded $4 Million Verdict

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Law 360 is reporting that A Day to Remember has been freed from their Victory Records’ contract and awarded a $4 million verdict.

    An Illinois federal jury released Florida-based rock band A Day To Remember from a 2006 recording contract Tuesday, finding that the band had fulfilled the five-album deal and awarding its members $4 million in withheld proceeds from music and merchandise sales.

    Following a two-week jury trial and a day and a half of deliberations, an eight-person jury returned a multipage verdict that largely favored the band, also known by the initials ADTR, in a legal dispute against record label Victory Records Inc. that began in 2011.

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  2. don't fret


    Good for these guys, fuck Victory
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  3. Ferrari333SP

    Prestigious Supporter

    I assume they've racked up some serious legal fees, so assume most of that $4 million will go towards that? If not, that's a huge chunk of money for the guys, haha; well deserved too
  4. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Wonderful news.
  5. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

  6. This is way too cool.

    I realize a lot of that money will probably go back to cover legal fees, but I hope their families feel "set" for a long time.
  7. yeahrightdude

    Trusted Prestigious

    good to hear
  8. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    I think they were already pretty set before this. Band rakes in the dollars.
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  9. benschuyler

    Regular Prestigious

    In some bizarre, humorous way this feels like the end of an era. All of my memories of ADTR involve being at odds with Victory.
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  10. Ha. True.

    In that case, they should share the love with younger bands!! hahah
  11. RileyWitiw

    more like Supporter

    I'd love to go to that after party.
  12. shawnhyphenray


    I absolutely love this band, but it bothers me that they consider live videos and such as "albums"
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  13. Iamhollywood315


    I wonder what the attorney fees are. Either way Fuck you Tony Brummel ya bald headed ass. Glad to see him defeated and ADTR getting a victory.
  14. Ben Lee

    I drink coffee and dad my kids Supporter

    I'm sure they were being smart with their money in the event the ruling went the other way and they owed this guy something. Good for them! Hopefully a big sigh of relief!
  15. GhostOverground


    All dollars aside, I bet it is awesome for them to just not having this cloud hanging over their heads. Five years is a long time to have your livelihood entangled with this lawsuit. Good for ADTR.
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  16. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    I cannot believe this lawsuit was still going on, I feel like this happened while I was still in high school and I've since graduated uni lol. Regardless, glad these guys are finally free of any obligations to this brutal label
  17. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Holy shitballs. Victory sucks as a label.
  18. Amber


    Wow! Well-deserved. Congrats to the ADTR boys on being free from that bald-headed Satan.
  19. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    LOL RIP Victory Records.
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  20. josh1279


    ADTR has been working since 2011 with no royalities or merch money from TB...good for them that they didn't have to give up on the lawsuit because they ran out of money. I've read that ADTR gets 4 million, composition rights to their songs, have fulfilled their contract, and are free from TB. They've won quite a bit, even if they have to pay for lawyers. Congrats ADTR!
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  21. tyler2tall

    Trusted Supporter

    Does Victory even have 4 million in the bank?
  22. ARo24


    Eat shit Tony. Really glad to see ADTR came out on top.
  23. CMilliken


    Great news!!
  24. skurt

    Sleekest of beaks. So Good.

    This makes me happy.
  25. kidinthebushes


    Good for them. Although the I did just bought more of the vinyl from Victory's webstore...