Former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louis Mayorga is being sued by his ex-label owner, who alleges he failed to pay her $75,000 as part of a settlement of a lawsuit that he filed against her in 2016.
Lisa Fancher’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges breach of contract and fraud. Fancher is seeking at least $145,000 in the complaint, which was filed Monday.
Fancher owns Frontier Records, the label that funded the punk band’s first album and administers its master sound recording copyrights.
A representative for Mayorga could not be immediately reached for comment.
In his lawsuit filed in December 2016, Mayorga alleged he was owed royalties from the 1983 punk song “Institutionalized.”
According to Fancher’s suit, she and Mayorga reached a settlement of his case in August 2017 in which he agreed to pay her $75,000. However, he did not tell her he could not afford to pay her, which amounts to fraud, according to Fancher’s suit.
The settlement was never finalized because Mayorga never paid the $75,000, so his case against Fancher is moving forward with trial set for March 2020. On Tuesday, Judge Stuart M. Rice granted a motion by Mayorga to conduct an audit of Fancher’s books and records.
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