Motley Crue Faces Copyright Suit Over T-Shirts

Law360, New York (January 19, 2011, 12:50 PM EST) -- An Illinois man has hit Motley Crue with a copyright infringement suit, claiming the world-renowned glam metal band and one of its promoters sold merchandise bearing copyrighted photos without permission.

In a complaint lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Ron Toma accused Motley Crue Inc. and Live Nation Merchandise Inc. of illegally emblazoning sweatshirts with the iconic cover shot from the band’s debut record, Too Fast For Love, as well as an image of frontman Vince Neil.

Toma alleges...
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Case Information

Case Title

Toma v. Motley Crue, Inc. et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman

Date Filed

January 17, 2011


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