Beach Boys Settle Long-running Lawsuit Over Name
Beach Boys star Mike Love has finally reached an agreement with former bandmate AL JARDINE in a legal dispute over the group's name - five years after launching the lawsuit. Love initially filed suit in 2003 after objecting to Jardine touring as Beach Boys Family + Friends and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys. A federal judge ruled in Love's favour, citing violation of copyright laws, and the singer was declared the only member of the ageing rockers who could legally perform under the band's name. But the latest legal action was in response to the estimated $2.2 million (GBP1.1 million) in attorney's fees Love was requesting from Jardine, in relation to their previous 2003 legal battle. However, they have now settled the dispute, reports TMZ.com. The details of the settlement are confidential and have not been released to the press. Both parties are said to be happy with the deal.