Pina Records issued a press release stating they have sued Tony Dize for $17,000,000. Rafy Pina, owner of well known record label Pina Records, filed the lawsuit in the Federal Court of Puerto Rico against Tony Dize, real name Tony Feliciano Rivera. The allegations state that Tony is in breach of contract and other various damages.
Pina Records alleges in the suit that Tony Dize was given enough time to resolve the issues but never did. They further allege that he did not make event appearances for which he was paid deposits for and that he was contractually obligated to record the album “La Melodia De Ustedes” but it was left unfinished due to what they assert were neglect and absences of Tony during recording sessions.
They claim that between April of 2009 and October of 2011, World Management Latino Corp covered personal bills of the artist, which included rent, electricity, telephone, car insurance, and medical insurance to the tune of $70,000 without reimbursement.
Included in the lawsuit are claims that Tony Dize was responsible for the cancellation of promotions in Miami in February of 2010, due to what they claim was the artist being drunk. They further claim that Dize didn’t appear for obligated concerts in Añasco, Bogota, Connecticut, Boston, Santo Domingo, Miami, Guatemala, Lima and Los Angeles.
Pina Records claims that Tony Dize “leaked” several songs online without their permission, which resulted in damage to the label’s promotional efforts for one of Dize’s albums.
Rafael Pina is represented in this legal process by lawyers Edwin Prado and Roberto Sueiro. The legal filing states that any person or organization that engages in business with Tony Dize without the consent of Pina Records and it’s affiliates, will be involved with a contract violation, and also subject to lawsuit.
Click Here to read Pina Records’ full press release.