98 ° of Litigation

10/24/1997 at 12:00 AM EDT

An ex-manager of the pop quartet 98 ° has filed a $25 million lawsuit in Manhattan's Federal District Court, accusing the teen group of firing him unjustly after he helped make them stars. (Their debut album, "98 ° and Rising," went quintuple platinum.) The suit, brought by Paris D'Jon and his Top 40 Entertainment management company, accuses musicians Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre, of breaching a contract. The group's lawyer, however, told The New York Times that 98 ° not only had ample grounds to dispense with D'Jon's services but that the success of the group, which plans to file a countersuit, was "achieved in spite and not because of the efforts" of the ex-manager.

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