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Settlement Reached in Wyrd Sisters Legal Battle Against WB

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Posted by: Edward
March 28, 2010, 02:13 PM

The Toronto Sun is reporting the lawsuit filed by Canadain folk band The Wyrd Sisters against Warner Bros. has been quietly settled.  Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, for both parties are "subject to a confidentiality clause that prevents either side from revealing what, if any, money has changed hands."  As readers will recall, this settlement concludes a five-year long legal battle originated in mid-2005 when the band filed suit against WB claiming the use of the name "The Weird Sisters," which was never used in the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" film, harmed their reputation.  Following a ruling on the original trademark infringement lawsuit, the band was ordered to pay a judgement of $140,000 to WB for various legal fees.

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58 Comments

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Hmmm.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on March 28, 2010, 02:34 PM report to moderator
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Bwahaha! Probably the oddest lawsuit ever, aside from the burglar who sued his victims for having the garage automatically lock him in while they were on vacation.

Posted by WillowEve ^HISS^ on March 28, 2010, 02:39 PM report to moderator
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Ha, wow. What people will do to try and get money! And I definitely agree with WillowEve, absolutely odd!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 28, 2010, 02:46 PM report to moderator
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Well, I think Terry Pratchett needs to sue this band. According to Wikipedia, the “Wyrd Sisters” band has been active since 1990. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel, by the same name, was published in 1988.

Posted by redwall_hp on March 28, 2010, 02:47 PM report to moderator
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WOW, some people are just STUPID!

Posted by Nwrosey on March 28, 2010, 02:50 PM report to moderator
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not the people commenting, but the Wyrd Sisters

Posted by Nwrosey on March 28, 2010, 02:50 PM report to moderator
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At first I didn’t get this, but now that I do, I think it’s really weird

Posted by LoonyMaddie3 on March 28, 2010, 03:19 PM report to moderator
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are people seriously that desperate to have problems??

Posted by MaggieNoise on March 28, 2010, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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@redwall_hp: that’s just what I was thinking!

Posted by nellythemarrow on March 28, 2010, 03:30 PM report to moderator
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Wow. This is just ridiculous. I’m glad it’s over, though.

Posted by Stellar Sound on March 28, 2010, 03:30 PM report to moderator
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I didn’t even know about this :L
What a strange lawsuit

Posted by Mischief_Managed *Roar* on March 28, 2010, 03:33 PM report to moderator
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O.o Random is random.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on March 28, 2010, 03:48 PM report to moderator
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wooow hahahaha did they really think that would work?

Posted by ProfessorAlice on March 28, 2010, 04:09 PM report to moderator
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thats pretty lame, its not even the same name, its just similar. the things people will do to make a buck.

Posted by Darkmarkman on March 28, 2010, 04:10 PM report to moderator
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Harm their reputation?? I would be proud if I were them.

Posted by DarthWeetzie on March 28, 2010, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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