Sugarland's original third member, Kristen Hall, left the group just after they were just starting to get successful. Her 2006 departure to focus on writing was curious, but not really questioned by fans of one of the hottest new bands in country music. However, Hall's 2008 lawsuit against her former bandmates indicates that more was going on behind the scenes. The group settled in 2010, with the terms remaining a secret. Hall has since kept a very low profile.