Published Oct 12, 2016Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters have at last ended a longtime legal battle, as their lawsuit over collecting insurance claims connected to a series of cancelled 2015 tour dates has been dismissed following an undisclosed settlement.
A court filing from October 7 by U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in Los Angeles dismissed the band's lawsuit with prejudice, Billboard points out. As previously reported, the suit named several defendants, including various Lloyd's of London insurers and brokerage firm Robertson Taylor. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but since the lawsuit has been dismissed with prejudice, the Foos cannot refile the suit.
Foo Fighters originally filed their lawsuit back in June. The original filing stated the defendants "failed to pay amounts that even they appear to recognize are due and owing" for insurance claims. These were made due to cancelled performances following Grohl breaking his leg when he fell offstage at a Foo Fighters show in Sweden.
Overall, seven shows were cancelled, three of which were mentioned in the suit: two performances at Wembley Stadium in London and one at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Of course, the incident led to Grohl performing a long string of concerts from his "throne" (pictured above).
"After paying certain amounts owed under the Cancellation Policy for four of the cancelled performances, the insurers began searching for ways to limit their payment obligations on the other three performances," the original lawsuit read.
Another part of the lawsuit concerned four shows cancelled following the terrorist attacks in Paris last November.
It read: "Foo Fighters reasonably expected that the Terrorism Policy would provide them coverage for the four November 2015 performances...the insurers have engaged in a seemingly never-ending series of requests for increasingly irrelevant information."
The suit also claimed that insurers "have not paid or offered to pay a single penny of Foo Fighters' terrorism coverage claim."