Misfits Drop Lawsuit Against Book Publisher
The Misfits have dropped their lawsuit against Abrams Books, publishers of Scream With Me – The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits.
The 176-page book, which was released in December, is described as “the ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands.” In March, Misfits A.D. — the band’s liability company established by Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only — filed a complaint asserting that the book “is rife with large-scale, repeated, and unlicensed reproductions of Misfits A.D. intellectual property,” including the use of the band’s fiend skull logo on the cover.
But the band has chosen not to go forward with the lawsuit, according to Blabbermouth:
“On July 21, Misfits’ attorney provided notice of the voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit in a court document filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The filing says the dismissal is made ‘with prejudice,’ meaning the lawsuit cannot be filed again, and indicates that ‘each party shall bear his, her, or its own attorneys’ fees and costs.’
What remains unclear is why the Misfits decided to drop the suit. Interestingly, the book is no longer featured on Abrams Books’ website, although it is still available for purchase via retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.