Buckcherry man’s former manager sues The Agency Group

By | Published on Tuesday 23 November 2010

This is a bit complicated. American artist manager Todd Meagher of TODD Entertainment is suing gig booking giants The Agency Group and one of its former agents, Andrew Goodfriend, over their handling of bookings for Josh Todd, frontman of LA rockers Buckcherry, between 2002 and 2004. 

Meagher managed Todd for a while when Buckcherry was on hiatus between 2002 and 2005, and used The Agency Group as his booking agents. In a lawsuit filed under Texas’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Meagher claims Goodfriend charged commissions for numerous bookings that he was not involved in. The multi-million dollar suit accuses the agent of “fraud, negligence, false representations, breach of fiduciary duty, unconscionability and breach of implied warranties”. 

According to Billboard, Meagher’s legal rep, Buck McKinney, said in a statement: “I’ve never seen a case where a talent agent has so blatantly led his clients down the primrose path. Essentially, Andrew Goodfriend lured my clients and others into doing his work for him, charged my clients for the services as if he had performed them, and then turned my clients in to the California Labor Commission for performing unlicensed talent agent’s services”.

Josh Todd is not part of this lawsuit. In fact he is still involved in legal squabbles with Meagher himself, despite it being six years since he parted company with his former manager. Interestingly Buck Cherry now use TKO as their booking agents, the booking agency set up in 2005 where a certain Andrew Goodfriend is President.  

Neither defendants have responded as yet in this lawsuit.