Setback for Love in Beach Boys name dispute

October 2006


Mike Love has suffered a set back in his bid to pursue sole ownership of the ‘Beach Boys’ name after Super Court Judge James R Dunn dismissed part of a $2 million lawsuit against ex-bandmate Al Jardine which says that Jardine illegally used the band’s name. Judge 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 that Jardine had toured with “knockoff bands” using names such as “Beach Boys Family & Friends.”

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