Herb Cohen - former record executive and manager for Tom Waits - is sueing writer Barney Hoskyns and publisher Random House for libel. According to Cohen, the claims he 'nicked a lot of money' from Tom Waits and similar allegations in Hoskyns' biography Lowside of the Road, A Life of Tom Waits are false and defamatory. He is looking for over $1 million in damages.
You can read the suit as it is filed over at courthousenews.com (pdf).
Barney Hoskyns has declined to comment for the moment.