Black Sherif’s court case: Ex-manager says they will go for pre-trial
The investor and previous manager of Black Sherif, Shadrack Agyei Owusu, has stated that their attorneys will request a pre-trial.
This comes after Shadrack’s earlier appeal to stop the musician from performing his songs, among other demands, was denied by the High Court (Commercial Division), which is presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Akua Sarpomaa Amoah (Mrs.).
He announced the rejection of the injunction to ghanaweekend.com after confirming it.
He said, “They [the lawyers] are going to pre-trial.”
On April 11, 2022, Shadrack Agyei Owusu filed a lawsuit against the performer, alleging among other things damages and more than GH 1 million for contract breach.
Additionally, he requested an injunction to prevent the musician from using his talent and performing until the lawsuit was resolved through trial.
Additionally, Mr. Agyei Owusu requested the interim preservation of the music of Black Sherif as well as the appointment of a receiver to administer and account for the proceeds from performances and streaming.
If this isn’t done, the artist will spend the money, according to his attorneys.
After filing a defense and counterclaim for Black Sherif, the artist’s attorneys, led by Samson Lardy Anyenini, opposed the move.
The judge concluded in her decision today that the plaintiff had not presented a strong argument in support of the injunction and related orders he requested from the court.
According to Justice Sarpomaa Amoah, if the request is allowed, the defendant will suffer great injustice.
The evidence indicating Black Sherif was no longer obligated by the contract after it was terminated, according to the court, has not been contested.
Thanking the court, Mr. Anyenini announced he was waiving the plaintiff’s costs since doing so would hinder current talks between the parties to settle the dispute peacefully.
Why was Black Sherif sued?
This lawsuit resulted from allegations that Black Sherif had abandoned his investor after receiving financial support for his career.
According to rumors, Black Sherif went against the wishes of his backer, who allegedly had a business management agreement with him, and inked a distribution agreement with Empire Music.
According to the contract, Black Sherif was obligated to coordinate all of his actions through the investor who joined the team to support the musician.
What is pre-trial?
Pre-trial proceedings are held by a judge, arbitrator, defendant, plaintiffs, and their counsel before to a trial in order to streamline the questions of law and fact and concede to specific issues between the parties, speed up justice, and reduce trial costs.
A pretrial hearing’s goal is to settle any minor disagreements prior to the court case’s real start so that the trial can go more smoothly.
What does this mean?
It indicates that only a portion of the Black Sherif and Shadrack Agyei Owusu case has been dismissed by the court, not the entire case.