Soundgarden is refusing to drop out of a class action suit over alleged damages to the band’s master recordings suffered during the 2008 vault fire on the Universal Studios lot. The band’s lawyer fired back at Universal Music Group after the label’s lawyers filed a motion demanding the band pull out of the suit. Universal’s law firm, Gibson Dunn, claimed that not only were the damages to Soundgarden’s catalog minimal, but the band was made aware of the losses in 2015. Gibson Dunn filed the motion on Monday and demanded Soundgarden “immediately dismiss their case against UMG within 24 hours.” The band’s lawyer, Howard King, brushed the ultimatum aside, saying, “Gibson Dunn may be the biggest law firm in the world, but they are not the judge. Their arbitrary deadlines have zero force or effect. Until UMG reveals what it collected for their litigation claims to extensive damage to master recordings, we cannot accept their belated claim that no damages were actually suffered.” Gibson Dunn cited a series of emails from 2015, including several from Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, in which it appears that the band and their representatives were aware of the losses sustained in the fire, including the masters of the band’s 1991 LP Badmotorfinger. The motion by Universal’s lawyers claims that the emails are not consistent with Soundgarden’s allegation that Universal did not make them aware of the losses, and that the company was still able to reissue a version of Badmotorfinger made from a safety copy with the band’s “knowledge and participation.” Soundgarden was one of five plaintiffs — along with Hole, Steve Earle and the estates of Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur — originally named in the class action suit, which accused Universal of failing to properly preserve the tapes and disclose the extent of the damages of the 2008 fire while not sharing compensation from its insurance company.