Vampire Weekend Settles With Album Cover Model

Law360, San Diego (August 15, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Vampire Weekend Inc. on Friday resolved a $2 million suit brought by a model in California federal court alleging the popular indie rock band illegally profited from using her image on the cover of its second album, "Contra."

U.S. District Judge Valerie Fairbank granted model Ann Kirsten Kennis’ bid to dismiss with prejudice her case against the band, commercial record label XL Recordings Ltd. and photographer Tod Brody after all of the parties save Brody entered into a settlement agreement. The judge on Friday also dismissed...
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