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Tate Publishing: Publisher fails to respond to federal suit

By Jack Money Business Writer [email protected] attorney who represents a Tennessee-based printing services firm suing Tate Publishing in federal court for nonpayment filed an entry of default in the case on Friday.Attorney Evan Vincent, of Crowe & Dunlevy, said the entry of default was filed after the Mustang publisher and its president and CEO never responded to a summons they were served on the case in January.The entry of default clears the way for Vincent and his firm's client, Lightning Source LLC, to ask a federal judge to grant a motion of default in the case and to award Lightning Source the $1.845 million, plus interest, it seeks from Ryan Tate and his firm.Vincent said Friday afternoon that he expects the motion for default to be filed soon.Meanwhile, an artist who rerecorded her album at Tate's music studio just before it closed in January said she doesn't know what the status of her project is because she's never been contacted by Tate Publishing since it closed.Ruth Featherstone, a gospel singer and actress who lives in Los Angeles, said she entered into a recording contract with Tate Publishing in 2009 to record, produce and distribute her album.Featherstone said she paid the company about $2,000 for the project, and spent hundreds of dollars more to bring in support musicians for the initial work.Read more on

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