Kandi Burruss has filed a lawsuit against her former Real Housewives Of Atlanta co-star Kim Zolciak. Kandi is suing Kim over the song, Tardy For The Party , citing copyright infringement. The lawsuit states that Kandi wrote the song for Kim but was not compensated.
According to the court documents: “Without Plaintiffs’ authorization, license or consent, Plaintiffs’ Sound Recording embodying a performance of Plaintiffs’ Composition was commercially released as a single record… on or around, September 29, 2009 by Defendant TuneCore in agreement with Defendant Zolciak. Defendants marketed and sold the Infringing Single in various formats (e.g., compact disc, downloadable audio track, DVD, etc) and through various websites, all without Plaintiffs’ license, consent or authorization.” Fellow songwriter Rodney Richard is also suing Zolciak.
Kandi, who is being represented by Phaedra Parks, is seeking an accurate accounting of the money Kim made from the sale of the single, reports Radaronline. She wants a temporary restraining order issued immediately to prevent future sales of the single, an order requiring “destruction of all copies of the Infringing Single and any other product of Defendants that infringe Plaintiffs copyrights.”
Kandi wants punitive damages, attorneys fees, and a jury trial.