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Daryl Hall sues and gets restraining order against John Oates in Hall & Oates legal drama

Hall filed the suit against his former bandmate in Nashville Chancery Court on Thursday, and a temporary restraining order was granted the next day.
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There’s a legal rift between the iconic music duo Hall & Oates — although it's unclear whether "Private Eyes" are involved in the case. 

Daryl Hall, 77, filed a lawsuit and a request for a restraining order against his music partner, John Oates, 75, last Thursday.

The pair, one of the most successful duos in rock history, released a stream of hits from the mid-1970s through the '80s, including “Rich Girl,” “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” and "Maneater."

Hall & Oates On Stage
American musicians Darryl Hall and John Oates perform as Hall & Oates at the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut on Nov. 1, 1984.Paul Natkin / Getty Images file

Hall filed the suit, which deals with "contract/debt," in Chancery Court in Nashville, Tennessee, according to online court records. The details of the dispute are unclear, as the case is sealed.

In addition to the suit, Hall filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, which was issued Friday. A summons was served to Oates and his trust Monday. 

Their representatives and Hall's attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The pair met while they were attending Temple University in Philadelphia, according to their website Together, they have recorded 21 albums, and they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

The pair have also embarked on careers as solo artists but never officially split up, and both are on their own tours.