Rockers Hawthorne Heights are celebrating a partial victory in the group's ongoing legal battle with record label bosses at Victory.
Chicago, Illinois judge JAMES MORAN gave the rock group permission to record for any label, dismissing claims from Victory boss TONY BRUMMEL that the band were signed exclusively to his indie label.
But Moran refused to rule on other claims of copyright ownership, trademark infringement and invasion of privacy, insisting the court needed more information.
The dispute between Hawthorne Heights and Victory began last year (06) when the group members attempted to sue Brummel to escape their Victory contract and record for EMI.
The five-piece claimed that Brummel's "tactics" and "scheming" severely damaged the band's reputation and its relationship with fans.
Brummel and his partners fought back, stating the major label "poached" the band from Victory, even though the group still had two more records to deliver under its contract.
In ruling on Monday (05MAR07), Judge Moran also dismissed the band's claim for fraud.
In 1947, Dalton (Bryan Cranston) is the film industry's top-paid screenwriter, so of course the House Un-American Activities Commission goes after...
Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel has been made into a film.
Sir Elton's new album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night', came out the next day.
The video for 'Hymn For the Weekend' was filmed in Mumbai, India.
Three more seasons to go for this adored comedy.
LeBlanc was announced as one of Chris Evans' co-hosts on the brand new 'Top Gear' on Thursday.
New York trio Fun Lovin' Criminals first made an impact back in 1996 with the release of their since acclaimed debut LP Come Find Yourself.
This lively romp is entertaining enough to amuse the audience even when it veers off the rails.