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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Randy Rhoads' Estates Sues Producers of Rhoads' Documentary

Estate DisputeThe estate of Randy Rhoads, the lead guitarist of Quiet Riot, has filed suit against the producers who created a documentary about the rocker's life "for fraud, breach of contract, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of rights of publicity, and the unauthorised use of personal information and photos." The executors of the estate claim that the director of the documentary, Peter Margolis, and Rhoads' family agreed to create a documentary about the late-rocker's life. The documentary was suppose to be complete by 2010. The film was not made in time and was only recently concluded. The executors brought suit because the producers failed to create the film within the time that was agreed upon by the parties. Additionally, Rhoads' mother recently discovered that the film producers created a coffee book with photos of Rhoads. The estate claims that not only was the book unauthorized but also the use of the photos. The family is seeking unspecified damages. 

See Randy Rhoads - Randy Rhoads Executors File Lawsuit Over Unauthorised Film And Book, Contactmusic, Jan. 9, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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