Parties Still Negotiating in Rimes vs. Rimes Suit

Both sides continue to negotiate for an out-of-court settlement in the suit LeAnn Rimes and her mother, Belinda, filed in May against the singer’s father, Wilbur Rimes, and her former manager, Lyle Walker. “There’s really nothing going on of any momentous import,” the plaintiffs’ attorney, G. Thomas Rhodus, told “We still hope we’ll get [the suit] resolved amicably somehow. There’s a 50/50 chance. We either will or we won’t … We’re just kind of up in the air.” The original complaint, filed May 2 in the Dallas County (Texas) District Court, charges Wilbur Rimes and Lyle Walker with “fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, gross mismanagement and dereliction of management duties and responsibilities.” It asked for $7 million in actual damages and “up to four times” that amount in exemplary damages.