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Beach Boy Wilson Sues Law Firm Over 1969 Sales

September 18, 1990

Brian Wilson filed a $100-million lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against a law firm he alleges misrepresented him during the 1969 sales of Beach Boys' songs.

The suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages against the law firm of Irell and Manella and against Werner Wolfen, an attorney with the firm.

The action is a companion lawsuit to another $100-million suit filed last year against Irving Music, the publishing company owned by A&M General Corp. The 1989 lawsuit makes a variety of charges, including forgery of Wilson's signature on the original 1969 contract in dispute, plus malpractice, misrepresentations and breach of contract.

A spokesman for Irell and Manella declined to comment because he said the firm had not been served with the suit.

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