Jett, Currie Sue Runaways Tribute Record Producer

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Legendary rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York state court claiming a former employee and a record label have used their images, voices and biographical information to promote a new album without their authorization.

The complaint alleges that Lauren Varga, a former employee of the plaintiffs' record company, Blackheart Records Group Inc., used the names, voices and likenesses of Jett and Currie as part of promotional materials for a new tribute album dedicated to their former band The Runaways. "Take...
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