(AllHipHop News) Marvin "Slim" Scandrick is taking legal action against his 112 bandmates. According to Bossip, the R&B singer is suing Quinnes "Q" Parker and Daron Jones in order to stop them from booking gigs under the group's name.
"It breaks my heart to have to engage in a lengthy, costly legal battle against the former members of the group,” said Slim. “However, countless promoters and agencies have notified us that Q and Daron, and their handlers, keep advertising the ‘112’ [name], despite knowing we own the mark and have humbly asked them to stop using it.”
The Atlanta native's lawyer reportedly sent Parker and Jones cease and desist letters, but they allegedly continued to use "112" while performing, making music, and attending paid appearances. As a result, Slim's M3 Productions filed a lawsuit claiming trademark infringement, false advertising, and deceptive trade practices.
“Q doesn’t seem to understand that he was the Tito of the group and Slim is the lead singer and owner of the mark – so move on with your career and respect the law and respect [Slim] as the owner,” stated Scandrick's attorney James Walker.
112 arrived on the music scene in the mid-1990s. The Bad Boy Entertainment foursome, which also includes Michael "Mike" Keith, released Top 40 hits such as "Cupid," "Peaches & Cream," and "Only You" featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Mase.
The Grammy winners disbanded then reunited several times. Their most recent album, Q Mike Slim Daron, was released in 2017 and peaked at #106 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both Q and Daron are still promoting their upcoming appearance at the VestiVille music festival in Belgium as "Q Parker And Daron Jones Of 112."