Lumineers Sued By Ex-Bandmate Over Song Copyrights

Law360, New York (May 27, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The Lumineers has been sued in New Jersey federal court by a former bandmate who says the folk rock band conspired to push him out of the band and filed fraudulent patent and trademark applications to conceal his financial interest and creative contributions.

Jason Van Dyke filed the suit May 22, accusing Lumineers founding members Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites of refusing to honor an agreement to treat the band as a three-way partnership, an agreement allegedly made when the band formed in New Jersey under the name “6 Cheek.”

Van Dyke says his former bandmates have taken pains to disenfranchise...

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