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Judge Rejects Beach Boys Lawsuit

A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates.

A judge has once again has rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates. Jardine, the band's lead guitarist, sued fellow original Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Mike Love last summer, claiming he'd been frozen out of the surf rock group. He also alleged he was excluded from a series of concerts. The 59-year-old was seeking $4 million and additional unspecified damages.

In April, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Dunn rejected Jardine's claim, saying that issues raised in his state court lawsuit were addressed in a previous federal lawsuit that was dismissed. The judge allowed Jardine to amend and refile the complaint but rejected it again yesterday (July 11).

Jardine's attorney, Jeffrey Benice, said he's still appealing the federal court ruling and plans to appeal the superior court's rejection.


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