MIAMI (AP) - A settlement has been finalized in a lawsuit in
Miami federal court over the use of recordings of early Beatles
A federal judge on Monday signed an order dismissing the lawsuit
filed by London-based Apple Corps against Miami Lakes-based Fuego
Entertainment Inc. Terms of the settlement are confidential, but
Fuego agreed not to market or distribute eight songs recorded in
1962 by the Beatles at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany.
Apple claimed the eight songs are poor-quality bootlegs that
were taped without the band's permission.
According to Fuego, they were historic first live recordings with Ringo Starr on drums, but Apple lawyers raised questions about exactly when the tapes were made.