By The Associated Press
The Fray songwriting duo of Joseph King and Isaac Slade on Monday filed a lawsuit against their manager over the copyrights to their songs.
King and Slade, who wrote the 2005 hits “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” and the current hit “You Found Me,” say manager Gregg Latterman’s company obtained partial ownership of their songs when the band members signed a publishing agreement in July 2005.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court says Latterman told the band members that his company, Evanston, Ill.-based Gregg Alan Corp., was only getting a finders fee. Instead, the band alleges Latterman’s company obtained ownership to a portion of the composers’ music through the agreement.
Latterman did not immediately return a message left at his office after business hours.