IF they actually did let Dean and Rob out of their contracts in 05 or so, they did so b/c they thought that going forward they could no longer make money off of NEW stp recordings. But its 2008 and things have changed, this tour has been a massive success, STP songs are getting a ton of radio play, and the buzz around the band is huge....thus STP is profitable again so they see having Scott and Eric still under contract as a way to keep controll of STP. The good news here is that a new album is most likely coming and in business, suing is a way of negotiating. Linking Park and their label sued each other a couple years ago, they renegotiated and their last album made allot of money for guys in the band and the record label. Atlantic did screw them in terms of promoting SLDD, but 01 was a different time, if they can work it out and somehow get guaranteed promotion budget and recording expenses, and so to speak get Atlantic pregnant with their product, they will have to promote it.