Rock group sues L'auberge over alleged music infringement - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Rock group sues L'auberge over alleged music infringement

The popular rock band, the Black Keys, is alleging that L'auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles in a September advertisement used a "substantially similar" track to the group's hit "Howlin' for You."

According to a copyrighted article in Rolling Stone, the group filed suit in federal court in New York against Pinnacle Entertainment in addition to Manhattan Production Music, an advertising music production company, over the advertisement.

The magazine reports that in the group's suit, the Black Keys claim "blatant and purposeful infringement" of their copyrighted hit song.

The group is also alleging that Pinnacle used "infringing music" in an advertisement for another casino, according to the magazine.

Kerry Andersen, L'auberge spokesperson, told KPLC on Monday that it is Pinnacle's policy not to comment on pending litigation.

The Black Keys, an award-winning band from Ohio, is made up of two members, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • CPSO: DeRidder man arrested for exposing himself at grocery store

    CPSO: DeRidder man arrested for exposing himself at grocery store

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:17:12 GMT
    Blackmon was found wearing only his underwear. (Source: CPSO)Blackmon was found wearing only his underwear. (Source: CPSO)
    Blackmon was found wearing only his underwear. (Source: CPSO)Blackmon was found wearing only his underwear. (Source: CPSO)

    CPSO deputies were investigating an obscenity complaint from a woman in the parking lot of a grocery store, says Myers. The victim was loading her groceries into her car when she noticed a man in the car next to her.  

    More >>

    CPSO deputies were investigating an obscenity complaint from a woman in the parking lot of a grocery store, says Myers. The victim was loading her groceries into her car when she noticed a man in the car next to her.  

    More >>
  • CPSO searching for man in connection with gas station armed robbery

    CPSO searching for man in connection with gas station armed robbery

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:06:23 GMT
    CPSO searching for an armed robber who fled on foot. (Source: CPSO)CPSO searching for an armed robber who fled on foot. (Source: CPSO)

    After investigating, deputies found that the suspect entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the clerk.  Myers says the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer.

    More >>

    After investigating, deputies found that the suspect entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the clerk.  Myers says the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer.

    More >>
  • Two civilians help deputies detain Kinder man allegedly jumping in front of cars on highway

    Two civilians help deputies detain Kinder man allegedly jumping in front of cars on highway

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:02:17 GMT
    Suspect fled from deputies when approached. (Source: JDPSO)Suspect fled from deputies when approached. (Source: JDPSO)
    Suspect fled from deputies when approached. (Source: JDPSO)Suspect fled from deputies when approached. (Source: JDPSO)

    A Kinder man disrupted traffic by jumping in front of cars on a highway near Iowa early Sunday morning, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office spokesman.

    More >>

    A Kinder man disrupted traffic by jumping in front of cars on a highway near Iowa early Sunday morning, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office spokesman.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly