The Los Angeles Dodgers and a producer settled the latter’s lawsuit that alleged the team and its owners, Guggenheim Partners, failed to pay him a $2 million commission for his role in helping secure concerts at Dodger Stadium for Paul McCartney and AC/DC.
Lawyers for plaintiff Thomas Davis filed papers with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Fujie stating that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.
Davis sued in January 2017, alleging he was never paid his 10 percent fee for organizing the two shows. Thomas, a former Goldenvoice executive, said he met with Guggenheim managers in early 2012 to work on several real estate projects.
Lawyers for the Dodgers stated in their court papers that there was no such agreement between the team and Davis and that he played no role in bringing McCartney and AC/DC to Dodger Stadium.
The suit stated that after Guggenheim bought the team in 2012, for $2 billion, Thomas was asked to help the team bring live concerts to Dodger Stadium. Thomas alleged that he arranged for several meetings between the Dodgers and officials at AEG Live and Goldenvoice. He maintained that he and Guggenheim had an agreement for him to be paid 10 percent of the gross revenues resulting from the concerts he arranged, plus expenses.
McCartney performed at Dodger Stadium in August 2014, his first show at the ballpark since he performed there with the Beatles in August 1966.
The Dodgers received $10 million from the McCartney show, the suit states.
“In short, Davis hit a home run for defendants,” according to his complaint.
The team grossed another $10 million for the AC/DC show staged there in September 2015, the suit stated.
–City News Service
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