Hall and Oates Legal Battle: Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order

Written by Reananda Hidayat Permono Completed Master of Science - MS, Petroleum Geology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Hall and Oates made up the pop-rock duo and created 18 studio albums together between 1972 and 2006, but the partnership became ugly.

Daryl Hall filed a restraining order in Nashville Chancery Court on November 16 against his musical collaborator, John Oates.

Oates and the co-defendants, Aimee J. Oates (his wife) and Richard Flynn (business partner), were served on November 20.

The lawsuit is sealed and the public only gets little information about it.

On the website of the Nashville Chancery Court, the restraining order was labeled as a Contract/Debt case.

The duo produced several hits like “You Make My Dreams Come True” and “Rich Girl”.

They were even nominated for five Grammys together, but the duo appears to have grown apart.

In an interview on the “Club Random with Bill Maher”, Hall said they have always been very separate.

Hall explained they were not creative brothers, but they were business partners.

Oates, 75, and Hall, 77, met when they were freshmen at Temple University.

In 1970, they formed a music partnership and created a debut album “Whole Oats” two years later.

They boast six No. 1 singles, including “Rich Girl”, “Maneater”, and “Out of Touch”. The Hall and Oates released their latest album “Home for Christmas” in 2006.