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Beach Boys lawsuit dismissed

May 16, 2007|Randy Lewis

A U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles has dismissed Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love's 2005 lawsuit against his cousin and former band mate Brian Wilson.

Love argued in the lawsuit that he and the group had been harmed financially by the 2004 distribution in the United Kingdom of a free CD featuring Beach Boys songs rerecorded by Wilson in conjunction with the release of Wilson's "Smile" album. The suit claimed that the free CD also hurt potential sales of future Beach Boys releases.

In a decision entered Thursday, Judge Audrey Collins wrote that "the Court finds that there are no triable issues of material fact."

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