Audio equipment maker Monster LLC has sued Beats Electronics LLC, owned by Apple Inc , over alleged "fraud and deceit" in the way that Beats acquired control of the rights to the popular "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones.

After Beats by Dr. Dre sold out to Apple, a lot of people felt badly for Monster, the company that originally invented Beats and subsequently got royally screwed, locked out of the financial windfall by a bad contract. Well, now Monster, which never met a lawsuit it didn’t like, is taking the whole sordid mess to court. And it sounds like it’s gonna get ugly. To wit, the press release states, “The Complaint alleges that, other than his celebrity status as a rapper, Dr. Dre’s primary contribution was to bless Monster’s headphones 

We know all about Monster's divorce from Beats Electronics and its attempts since then to compete with headphones of its own. Now, someone else who was present at the creation along with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine is set to challenge Beats.

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