Judge Dismisses Part Of Suit Against Jardine

A judge yesterday (Sept. 13) dismissed part of a $2 million lawsuit by Beach Boy Mike Love that claims ex-bandmate Al Jardine illegally used the group's name.

A judge yesterday (Sept. 13) dismissed part of a $2 million lawsuit by Beach Boy Mike Love that claims ex-bandmate Al Jardine illegally used the group's name. Superior Court Judge James R. Dunn threw out claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty but gave Love's lawyer a chance to amend the case before it goes to trial on Nov. 6.

The suit claims that Love is the only person legally allowed to perform under the name "Beach Boys" but Jardine had toured with "knockoff bands" using names such as "Beach Boys Family & Friends." In 2001, Jardine filed a $4 million suit against Love and the Beach Boys' Brother Records, Inc., alleging that love excluded him from concerts that year.

The complaint eventually was dismissed, but Love and Brother Records sued Jardine in 2003.


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