Legend in her own time Carly Simon is suing Starbucks. With the help of David Boies, the guy who represented the Justice Department against Microsoft (what's this guy got against us?), Simon is seeking between $5 to $10 million from the coffee giant, claiming she wasn't told they'd be scaling back their involvement in the music industry five days before releasing her album.
Simon is claiming that the move severely hurt anticipation for her latest, a Brazilian-themed number that only sold 23,000 copies in its first week. Inspired by the work Starbucks did in hawking records by similarly-aged artists like Paul McCartney, Simon assumed that nobody did it better when it came to appealing to rushed soccer moms looking for a latte and an LP. She thought her partnership with Starbucks would be the stuff that dreams were made of. She was wrong.
Showing her hand as a novice in the world of corporate politics, Simon had taken to sending Starbucks head honcho Howie Schultz personal notes of regret before filing suit. But don't blame her. That's just the way she always heard it should be.