Foo Fighters have settled a lawsuit that the band filed four months ago, in which they claimed that insurance company Lloyd’s of London and brokerage firm Robertson Taylor colluded to reduce payments to the band after they canceled two sets of shows, one after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg in a June 2015 stage fall and the other after last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
An October 7th court filing signed by U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in Los Angeles ordered a dismissal with prejudice of the lawsuit, meaning that the Foos are barred from re-filing the case on the same claim. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
- While Grohl’s injury resulted in seven cancellations, the band’s suit pertained only to two scrapped shows in London and one in Scotland, which according to the complaint “represented the largest potential gross income” for the band’s tour.
- The second part of the claim focused on four shows in Italy, Spain and France that were pulled after the terrorist siege in Paris. The band’s website was hacked with a pro-ISIS message the same day as the attacks.
- The lawsuit stated that Foo Fighters “reasonably expected” that the Terrorism Policy would provide them coverage for the four shows canceled, but that insurers had not offered to pay a “single penny” of the coverage claim.
- Foo Fighters have been on hiatus since the abrupt end of that European trek last November, but various anecdotal reports suggest that Grohl has been working on new music, potentially for the group’s ninth studio effort.