Hall & Oates: Why Daryl Hall Got a Restraining Order on John Oates
Daryl Hall getting a restraining order on John Oates has been one of the most surprising stories in music lately. On the surface, Hall & Oates appeared solid, but there’s more going on behind the scenes than fans realized.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Hall’s restraining order on Oates is part of a larger legal issue involving a sale of the Hall & Oates catalog and other business interests. This sale by Oates allegedly violates terms of an existing agreement he’s had with Hall.
The AP notes, “A Nashville chancery court judge issued the temporary restraining order on Nov. 16, writing that Oates and others involved in his trust can’t move to close the sale of their share of Whole Oats Enterprises LLP to Primary Wave IP Investment Management LLC until an arbitrator in a separately filed case weighs in on the deal, or until the judge’s order expires — typically within 15 days, unless a judge extends the deadline.”