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    Posted: September 23 2011 at 15:43
According to Courthouse News Service, ex-DREAM THEATER drummerMike Portnoy filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates in April claiming that they "wrongfully excluded" him from the group and are "wrongfully using the name of the band in connection with [their] recording of an album without the participation or consent of [Portnoy]." In addition, the drummer's complaint, which was filed on April 27, alleges that the defendants — John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), Jordan Rudess (keyboards), James LaBrie (vocals), along with associated companies Ytse Jam, Inc. and Infinity Tours, Inc. — "are wrongfully using the name of the band in connection with the promotion of live performances by the individual defendants, without the participation or consent of [Portnoy]."
 
DT have a right to exclude persons from their band and to use the name Dream Theater in recording subsequent albums and live performances.
 
Portnoy was part of the band, but the whole band itself
 
Sounds like Portnoy is make some $$$ trying to get an out of court settlement so more $$$ won't go to pay future costs of lawyers who will probably get 90% of the settlement
 

 
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^You may want to read the last 6 pages of discussion. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2011 at 16:50
Originally posted by scepter

lol this whoe doument leak was bogus what even more funnyer people defending he went to berklee anyone can get the fat butt into berklee look at rudess juliard 1 out of 10 people get in there.

6 out 10 get into berklee do the math here who is better musican rudess is


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2011 at 16:56
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Originally posted by scepter

lol this whoe doument leak was bogus what even more funnyer people defending he went to berklee anyone can get the fat butt into berklee look at rudess juliard 1 out of 10 people get in there.6 out 10 get into berklee do the math here who is better musican rudess is

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2011 at 17:21
Seems like it's true.

Sheesh this is really getting sad for Mike.
Not that I feel bad for him, quite the opposite actually.
Increasingly sounding like his is just a...well lots of things I wont say.

Though it's good for DT fans he was out of after all. He would've been the end of the band.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2011 at 17:35
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Ouch!Ouch I didn't think that my orginal post would have create such reaction, so quickly. Mike's is getting beating up pretty badly here, i hope he doesn't read too much  this forum., because he is going to sued us all...Wink



You posted something about someone involved with DT. This result should be expected.

Maybe part of the reason MP's head has gone screwy is because he thinks he is god...which is too be expected when a cult of fans takes a good drummer and makes him one Wink

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Post Options Post Options   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2011 at 18:48
Originally posted by JJLehto

Originally posted by rdtprog

Ouch!Ouch I didn't think that my orginal post would have create such reaction, so quickly. Mike's is getting beating up pretty badly here, i hope he doesn't read too much  this forum., because he is going to sued us all...Wink



You posted something about someone involved with DT. This result should be expected.

Maybe part of the reason MP's head has gone screwy is because he thinks he is god...which is too be expected when a cult of fans takes a good drummer and makes him one Wink

Yes, I could not let it go.
 
Yes, thank you captain obvious. Incidently, that's also the reason why Yes can't work out nicely since 1977.
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Originally posted by The T

Originally posted by ExittheLemming


Originally posted by scepter

lol this whoe doument leak was bogus what even more funnyer people defending he went to berklee anyone can get the fat butt into berklee look at rudess juliard 1 out of 10 people get in there.6 out 10 get into berklee do the math here who is better musican rudess is

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^You may want to read the last 6 pages of discussion. 
 
I did and gave equal thought and consideration to all opinions expressed. Sorry if yours was not given a higher preference
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Originally posted by SMSM

Originally posted by Andyman1125

^You may want to read the last 6 pages of discussion. 
 
I did and gave equal thought and consideration to all opinions expressed. Sorry if yours was not given a higher preference

No, it's that it seemed to me that you reiterated the whole thread.
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