Lynyrd Skynyrd Sues Ex-Member Pyle Over New Biopic

Law360, Los Angeles (June 16, 2017, 9:17 PM EDT) -- Surviving members and legal representatives of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd filed suit in Manhattan federal court Friday against ex-band drummer Artimus Pyle and Cleopatra Films over an in-production biopic about a plane crash that killed some original band members, saying it violates a 1988 agreement.

The suit filed by founding lead guitarist Gary R. Rossington and the legal entities for the estates of original band members Ronnie Van Zant and Steven Gaines, among others, seeks a permanent injunction blocking the production and distribution of the film,...
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