The Black Keys Settle Lawsuits with Home Depot and Pizza Hut
Published Nov 27, 2012The separate infringement lawsuits that the Black Keys had filed against Pizza Hut and Home Depot earlier this year for cribbing the popular blues-rawk duo's tunes without their permission have both been settled out of court.
As the Associated Press reports, representatives for the band told a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday (November 26) that the Black Keys had indeed settled both suits, though the settlement details were not included in court filings.
The band had previously alleged that Home Depot had improperly used El Camino single "Lonely Boy" in an advertisement for their Ryobi brand of power tools, which lawyers for the band said was "a brazen and improper effort to capitalize on plaintiffs' hard-earned success."
Pizza Hut, on the other hand, was scolded for nicking "significant portions" of fellow El Camino cut "Gold on the Ceiling" in a sound-alike recording to promote Cheesy Bites Pizza.