Judge To Dream’s Ex-Manager: They Owe You Not

Court says group was allowed to sever ties with talent agent because members were minors.

Dream have made it through another rite of passage for budding pop stars, triumphing over a lawsuit brought by a talent agent who claimed to have discovered them before their current management did.

Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed claims brought against the members of the girl group and their parents by agent Judith Fontaine, lawyers on both sides of the case said.

In light of the ruling, Fontaine’s claims against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and his Bad Boy Entertainment imprint, Dream’s label, are also likely to be dismissed, according to Fontaine’s lawyer, Brian Rishwain.

The judge said that under California law Dream were allowed to cancel their contract with Fontaine without penalty because they were minors at the time, according to Dream’s lawyers.

Rishwain said Fontaine is considering an appeal.

In January, lawyers for Bad Boy called the suit frivolous and accused Fontaine of trying to cash in on the success of Dream’s debut album, It Was All a Dream (see “Talent Agency Sues Puff Daddy Over Dream” ).

Dream, who are among the acts on MTV’s “TRL” tour, recently released a remix of their single “This Is Me” that includes vocals by P. Diddy and new Bad Boy artist Kain.

For a feature interview with Dream, check out “Dream: Dream Team” .