The battle between Seattle singer Lady A and the band Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum) appears bound for a courtroom.
Lady A, the singer (real name Anita White), has filed a federal lawsuit against the band and members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, claiming trademark infringement and unfair competition. The suit was filed Tuesday in US District Court’s Seattle division.
The country music group had previously sued White in federal district court in Nashville in July, claiming trademark infringement. The filing came shortly after the two had publicly said they were working to coexist together with the same moniker.
On June 11, members of the band Lady A renounced their name saying when they formed 14 years ago, they didn’t consider the pre-Civil War “associations that weigh down this word,” including ties to slavery.