Sugarland Goes to Court
When it comes to reunions between band members, most fans would probably like to see it onstage rather than in a court room. Unfortunately, for Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush and former member Kristen Hall, that's not the case.
Kristen, who left the band shortly after the release of their multi-platinum debut album, is seeking $1.5 million and claims that she is owed money or her writing credit on Sugarland's first single, "Baby Girl," as well as for time and energy invested in the band since its inception in 2002.
According to court documents, Jennifer and Kristian say the lawsuit is nothing more than "quitter's remorse." Kristen Hall's lawyer Barry O'Neil told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that "This just comes down to fairness—whether Ms. Hall will be fairly compensated for all the work she did on behalf of getting Sugarland off the ground."
Kristen filed the suit in 2008.
The trial is slated to begin Nov. 15 in Atlanta, the band's hometown.