A California judge has officially dismissed rival lawsuits filed against Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe and the band's former guitarist Jeffrey Davies after they settled a dispute over royalties last year (13).
Davies, who joined the group in the 1990s, launched court action against Newcombe over the ownership of a number of tracks released prior to his departure in 2002.
He accused the singer of conspiring to defraud him out of royalties linked to all the songs he had co-written for the group after Newcombe sought an injunction allowing his ex-bandmate to only claim a portion of proceeds from a few tracks.
The dispute, which included ownership of the tune Straight Up and Down, which was used as the theme for the opening credits of hit period crime drama Boardwalk Empire, came to a tentative end in October (14), when the two sides managed to reach an agreement.
Now the former pals can finally move on from the fall out after U.S. District Judge Nathaneal Cousins dismissed both cases without prejudice on New Year's Eve (31Dec14).
Each side has been ordered to pay its own legal fees.