Talking Heads' Byrne, Ex-Fla. Gov. Settle Song Fight

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne on Monday resolved a copyright suit against former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist over use of the band’s music in a campaign commercial.

Judge Richard A. Lazzara of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida said the court was advised by David Byrne’s attorney that the case had been settled. Attorneys for the parties were not immediately available for comment Monday.

In a May complaint, Byrne accused the then-governor of using the band's 1985 song "Road to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Byrne et al v. Crist et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit



Richard A. Lazzara

Date Filed

May 24, 2010

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