Hall And Oates sue their publisher

They dispute use of Maneater

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Veteran American duo Daryl Hall and John Oates - Hall & Oates - are suing their own music publisher.

They say their 1982 song Maneater was used without their permission, and that the publisher refused to protect their publishing agreement.

The suit, filed in Manhattan, New York, says that an unidentified singer-songwriter used the song in 2006. When Hall & Oates asked their publisher, Warner/Chappell, to sue for copyright infringement, the company refused.

So now the pair are seeking seek unspecified money damages from Warner/Chappell and want to end their contract with the publishing company.