LATEST: American rockers KILLERS have asked a Las Vegas, Nevada, judge to toss out a lawsuit from their former manager BRADEN MERRICK. Merrick filed a $16 million (GBP9.4 million) breach of contract suit against the SOMEBODY TOLD ME group last month (21FEB06), alleging he was fired in May (05) after the band became successful. The rockers and their lawyer/manager ROBERT REYNOLDS responded yesterday (13MAR06) when they asked a federal judge to throw out the case. And on Friday (10MAR06), The Killers asked the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to void agreements they made with Merrick. Merrick claims the Killers, who formed in 2002, were under contract with him until next year (07).