You might have food items in your refrigerator that are older than Sabrina Carpenter was when she landed her first acting role. She was just 12 when she was cast in an episode of "Law and Order." The star of the Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World" series is now 18.
She has just been introduced to the often complex and contentious world of contract disputes. Her former music managers are suing her for breach of contract and restitution for commissions they say are owed following their dismissals three years ago.
The lawsuit filed by Stan Rogow and Elliot Lurie also names Carpenter's parents and manager as defendants, a news report states.
The pair said they were brought onboard the Carpenter management team in 2011 to boost her chances in the music industry. They also say that their assistance paid off: she landed a 5-album deal with Hollywood Records and the role of Maya in Disney's "Girl Meets World."
"Plaintiffs worked tirelessly to promote Sabrina and her music until their service were terminated, without cause," the complaint filed recently in Los Angeles County Superior Court states.
The pair of music managers state that they were to receive half of her manager's commission under the agreement, .
They say they are owed a portion of the young star's gross earnings from her "Eyes Wide Open" and "Evolution" albums on Hollywood Records.
We do not know how their claims will be resolved, but we do know that the first step in securing justice and compensation is having a conversation with a Los Angeles entertainment law attorney experienced in contract litigation.