Three founding members of '70s Australian AOR band Little River Band will go to court in the United States to dispute a legal challenge over the act's name.

Three founding members of '70s Australian AOR band Little River Band will go to court in the United States to dispute a legal challenge over the act's name.

Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeham Goble will on July 8 attempt to prove to Orlando District Court judge John Antoon that they have not breached conditions of a 2002 deed of settlement on the use of the Little River Band name.

Birtles, Shorrock and Goble initially regrouped in 2002 as the Original Little River Band. In an Australian court case, guitarist Steve Housden forced them to drop the name and adopt BSG.

Housden brought about the latest action on June 13. Housden now owns the rights to the Little River Band name and its platypus logo. He joined the act in 1981 and later bought the rights after the original members exited.

Little River Band notched up eight Top 10 hits in a row in the United States, including "Reminiscing" "Help Is On Its Way" and "Home On a Monday." The act sold 30 million albums during their career, according to their management.

Last year, BSG released a live CD and DVD entitled "Full Circle" through EMI Music in Australia. Housden's court action maintains that the June 13 launch of the "Full Circle" album in the U.S. through Capitol was illegally stickered as "the original voices of Little River Band." As a result of the legal action, VH1 has scrapped plans to air the "Full Circle" DVD on June 28.

BSG has in the meantime begun proceedings in the Australian Federal Court against Housden, asking it to overturn the injunction prohibiting the use of their name. The trio maintains that the 2002 deed of settlement with Housden allows them to "prominently" use the Little River Band in its marketing. The Australian case will be heard on July 1 -- a week before the American one.

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