|BritneySpears.com in Legal Tangle|
|Home Theater News Music - General News|
|Written by Jerry Del Colliano|
|Friday, 17 November 2000|
Teen idol sued by web developer DNA Visual Business Solutions
Britney Spears, Signatures SNI Inc. and Britney Spears Inc. are being sued in Federal Court in Illinois by DNA Visual Business Solutions, the developer of BritneySpears.com.
The argument is over $125,000 in fees DNA claims Miss Spears company’s owe them for the rush development of BritneySpears.com. Reportedly, BritneySpears.com was developed under severe time constraints in order to get the web property live before the MTV Video Music Awards this past September.
Ironically, the cost of fighting such a suit is likely to be equal to or greater than the cost of paying DNA whether the development firm is in the right or wrong. Factor in the negative PR and the suit gets even uglier. Take a page from famous litigious rock stars like Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison, settle this case and keep making hits while people still want to listen.