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    Quote Originally Posted by Topkat
    That guy Chris who tweeted didn't know anything. He is trying to get Don Felder to give him information on this??? That's not going to happen. It's way to long a story for Twitter & besides, why should Don even tell this guy anything?
    Let him go look it up if he's so interested!! LOL
    I saw how he asked Don Felder to follow him on Twitter in the hope that Felder would send him a direct message with more info on his relationship with the band... Um yeah, I'm so sure that Felder is eager to spill his guts to a perfect stranger who's not even that big a fan via Twitter's DM feature. Get real, Chris!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freypower View Post
    My opinion is as follows:

    Assuming there was no clause in Felder's contract which specifically stated that he could not be fired, the Eagles were legally entitled to fire him. The alternative was that they were stuck with him or had to break up. Such a scenario makes no sense. Contracts work two ways.
    The contract involved a share of the corporation. If someone is part owner of something, & then they fire that person, I think that is breech of contract.

    None of us could possibly know the details of the contract. Basicly, I believe in a case like this, you have to buy someone out of the contract, which is pretty much what ended up happening. It all had to be settled legally & that's what they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    I saw how he asked Don Felder to follow him on Twitter in the hope that Felder would send him a direct message with more info on his relationship with the band... Um yeah, I'm so sure that Felder is eager to spill his guts to a perfect stranger who's not even that big a fan via Twitter's DM feature. Get real, Chris!
    Don should just go tell him to read his book! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topkat View Post
    The contract involved a share of the corporation. If someone is part owner of something, & then they fire that person, I think that is breech of contract.

    None of us could possibly know the details of the contract. Basicly, I believe in a case like this, you have to buy someone out of the contract, which is pretty much what ended up happening. It all had to be settled legally & that's what they did.
    TK - None of us are lawyers, but I don't believe your post here is entirely accurate. I really don't have the time (or frankly the desire) to rehash the details of the lawsuit all over again, but there is lots of discussion about this in Felder's book thread if you are interested in reading more. But, in a nutshell, here's the gist of the discussion ...

    Felder was not a full, equal partner in Eagles, Ltd at the time he was fired. I think he was the same level as Joe and Timothy after 1994. It is my understanding that the band was under no legal obligation to buy Felder out of his contract. If I recall correctly, Felder sued for 'termination without cause' rather than 'unlawful termination', which would indicate that he was not claiming that the band violated the terms of his contract.

    I don't believe we can know why either party decided to settle the suit, but settling a suit does not imply guilt for either party. There are all kinds of legitimate reasons why people decide to settle rather than go to trial though. The terms of the settlement were sealed, but the settlement amount was alleged to be somewhere between 1/10 to 1/5 of what Felder originally asked for.

    So, I hope this clears things up so our readers aren't confused or mislead. And, I'm now done beating this dead horse (at least until it comes up again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer View Post
    TK - None of us are lawyers, but I don't believe your post here is entirely accurate. I really don't have the time (or frankly the desire) to rehash the details of the lawsuit all over again, but there is lots of discussion about this in Felder's book thread if you are interested in reading more. But, in a nutshell, here's the gist of the discussion ...

    Felder was not a full, equal partner in Eagles, Ltd at the time he was fired. I think he was the same level as Joe and Timothy after 1994. It is my understanding that the band was under no legal obligation to buy Felder out of his contract. If I recall correctly, Felder sued for 'termination without cause' rather than 'unlawful termination', which would indicate that he was not claiming that the band violated the terms of his contract.

    I don't believe we can know why either party decided to settle the suit, but settling a suit does not imply guilt for either party. There are all kinds of legitimate reasons why people decide to settle rather than go to trial though. The terms of the settlement were sealed, but the settlement amount was alleged to be somewhere between 1/10 to 1/5 of what Felder originally asked for.

    So, I hope this clears things up so our readers aren't confused or mislead. And, I'm now done beating this dead horse (at least until it comes up again).
    Well, I don't believe your interpretation is entirely accurate either. You, I or anyone else on here knows what was in his contract, or the terms of the settlement.

    I did read the book, & the book does not reveal much detail about the lawsuit either, so using terms like "I think he was on the same level as Joe and Timothy after 1994" and 'It is my understanding that the band was under no legal obligation to buy Felder out of his contract....." are things that can't be verified without looking at the contracts.

    I don't want to beat this dead horse anymore either The case is settled.
    Let's get back to the TWEETS!
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    I just saw that some guy on Twitter asked Felder for an autograph & he tweeted back YES he would be glad to!!! Wow, I'm pretty jealous! I couldn't get near the guy when he was in NYC.

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    Maybe you could send him an album or something to sign? He seems quite gracious about autographs as long as you ask him to personalize it. He autographed my copy of Airborne after his show at the Windsor Casino. I'd like to see him again on his Road to Forever tour, if he ever comes around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    Maybe you could send him an album or something to sign? He seems quite gracious about autographs as long as you ask him to personalize it. He autographed my copy of Airborne after his show at the Windsor Casino. I'd like to see him again on his Road to Forever tour, if he ever comes around here.
    If anything, I would like him to sign the new cd, but what if I don't get it back? I guess I should just send out the case & hope for the best!!
    I have no idea where to send it ? Any idea? You can PM me the info, if you don't want to post it. Thanks

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    Well as much as I regret continuing to beat the dead horse regarding Felder’s lawsuit, I feel I need to clarify some statements in my previous post because they may mislead folks as well. My whole purpose was to try to clear up any misconceptions, and I’m afraid I may have not done such a good job for which I apologize. As most of you know, I think it’s very important to state facts accurately on the board, so I’m sorry if my post was confusing to anyone.

    I was relying on my memory, which is sometimes not a great idea. I was recollecting this document that I remember being discussed in Felder’s book thread, which I was thinking was a court issued document:

    http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/f...7742#post47742

    Of course, this isn’t a court document as I thought, but it does address some of the issues and statements Felder makes in his book surrounding the lawsuit. So let me try again …

    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer
    Felder was not a full, equal partner in Eagles, Ltd at the time he was fired. I think he was the same level as Joe and Timothy after 1994. It is my understanding that the band was under no legal obligation to buy Felder out of his contract.
    According to both the document I linked to and Felder’s book, Felder was not a full equal partner in Eagles, Ltd. at the time of his dismissal. Per Felder’s book, after 1994, he earned the same amount as Joe and Tim, which was 1/7 of the band’s earnings, as opposed to Henley and Frey receiving 2/7’s each. There is no claim by Felder that the band was required to buy out his contract. The reference to a ’buyout’ is the statement in the document that Felder’s termination “also required him to sell back his shares in the Eagles corporation for a nominal sum”. Bernie and Randy both sold their shares back upon their respective departures. Felder confirms this in his book. The band disputed Felder’s charge that he wasn’t obligated to honor this clause since he was terminated. This was, obviously, never litigated since the suit was settled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer
    If I recall correctly, Felder sued for 'termination without cause' rather than 'unlawful termination', which would indicate that he was not claiming that the band violated the terms of his contract.
    A web search indicates that there is some confusion and conflicting information regarding what Felder actually sued for. Again, the document states ‘termination without cause’. However, Felder lists numerous allegations in his book that he sued for, including ‘wrongful termination’ and ‘breach of contract’. So it is true, that we can’t know exactly what the claims of the suit were without official court documents. Therefore, I defer to Felder’s statement in his book regarding this matter.

    Hopefully, this clears up any misleading information in my post, and, again, I apologize if there were any misunderstandings.

    And now – I hope I don’t have to eat these words – I’m done!

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    TK, tweet him or DM him and ask.
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