Settlement Reached in Wyrd Sisters Legal Battle Against WB
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.
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.
Ha, wow. What people will do to try and get money! And I definitely agree with WillowEve, absolutely odd!
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.
WOW, some people are just STUPID!
not the people commenting, but the Wyrd Sisters
At first I didn’t get this, but now that I do, I think it’s really weird
are people seriously that desperate to have problems??
@redwall_hp: that’s just what I was thinking!
Wow. This is just ridiculous. I’m glad it’s over, though.
I didn’t even know about this :L
What a strange lawsuit
O.o Random is random.
wooow hahahaha did they really think that would work?
thats pretty lame, its not even the same name, its just similar. the things people will do to make a buck.
Harm their reputation?? I would be proud if I were them.