A Dallas dance studio shut down over a copyright claim against it, and an attorney for the company says the dispute will be resolved through arbitration.
A group of attorneys representing Destiny Dance Studio in the case say they plan to file a motion to dismiss in Dallas County Circuit Court.
Dance studio owner Michael Davenport, who says his name is on the lawsuit, says he is ready to go to arbitration if the owners of the studio’s copyright claim cannot be satisfied.
He says he doesn’t want to have to pay more than $250,000 to settle the case.
The dispute started in January when the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office sent a letter to Davenports attorneys requesting permission to pursue a copyright infringement case against the dance studio.
In response, Davens attorneys say the district attorney’s office was improperly requesting permission.
Davenport says he contacted the district office in February and was told the attorney general’s office would not be looking into his complaint because he was already in arbitration with his record label.
Davison says he wants the studio owners to settle and to get the case dismissed because it is based on a false claim and that he wants to see the studio shuttered.
Daves attorneys say they have evidence the dance company is infringing on other artists’ copyrights, including songs by Rihanna, the Chainsmokers and other acts.
Dave and his attorneys say their lawsuit seeks damages of more than one million dollars.