Surviving Doors Members Lose In Court
August 21, 2008 at 7:38 AM (PT)
THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT has denied a petition to review a lower court's decision that RAY MANZAREK and ROBERT KRIEGER, two of the surviving members of the legendary rock band THE DOORS, are to be enjoined from performing, touring, promoting their band and otherwise holding themselves out to be THE DOORS, THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY or any other name that includes the words THE DOORS without the written consent of all partners of THE DOORS partnership.
The court also permanently enjoined MANZAREK and KRIEGER from using the name, likeness, voice or image of JIM MORRISON to promote their band or their concerts, and ordered that MANZAREK and KRIEGER return all profits earned by them to the rightful owner of THE DOORS name, a partnership composed of the three surviving band members and the successors to JIM MORRISON, all of who were determined to be partners with a veto right in partnership matters.
"We are particularly gratified that the court recognized JIM MORRISON's iconic stature as a performer, songwriter and poet whose body of work continues to influence musicians and rock groups worldwide," said General Counsel for the MORRISON family LOU REISMAN.