Queensryches Get Court Delay

01/21/2014
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(Classic Rock) Both bands using the Queensryche name have been granted a continuation against the upcoming trial over ownership of the name. Fired frontman Geoff Tate and his former colleagues asked for more time to work on a settlement out of court, ahead of what is likely to be expensive legal action.

Following Tate's dismissal in 2012 an interim ruling allowed both bands to continue using the name until a final decision, which was due to be made after a trial beginning next week. One of them would be granted ownership, but they would have to buy the other one out.

Now they have until February 10 to thrash out a private deal and if they fail the matter will go before King County Superior Court in Washington. Tate recently reported: "We're in settlement talks right now. I'm hoping it will all be settled by the end of the month." Asked which party he believed would end up with the Queensryche name, he said: "Either way it's in my favor." more on this story

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