According to Norrköpings Tidningar, the representatives for the former members of GHOST who sued the band’s frontman and founder Tobias Forge earlier this year will meet with his attorneys for the first time today (Monday, November 13) in a court in Linköping, Sweden.[metalwani_content_ad]
It is still unclear whether the former bandmembers and the band leader themselves will participate in the hearing or they will only be represented by their legal counsel.
Monday’s negotiation is said to be so-called oral preparation. Such a negotiation has two purposes: first, it is about preparing any uncertainties for a main negotiation, and it is about investigating the conditions for a settlement.[metalwani_content_ad]
The original lawsuit, which was filed in the district court of Linköping, where GHOST was originally based, claimed that Forge solely controlled the band’s business affairs without input from anyone else in the group. The four musicians furthermore stated that a partnership agreement existed between them and Forge which put Tobias in charge of carrying out the company’s management duties.