People and Business: Deep trouble

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The Independent Online
ONE OF THE songwriting trio that brought you hits by Kylie Minogue and Rick Astley in the 1980s is suing London Underground for up to pounds 20m for alleged property damage.

Mike Stock, formerly of Stock Aitken Waterman, claims that tunnelling work for the Jubilee Line extension has damaged the sound insulation of his studio, which sits above the tunnel. According to The Lawyer magazine, he is also suing studio designers Munro Associates for an allegedly inadequate design.