Re­tired wrestler set­tles law­suit against Mor­ri­son

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — A re­tired Mo­hawk pro­fes­sional wrestler has reached an agree­ment in prin­ci­ple to set­tle a law­suit with singer Van Mor­ri­son over the use of his im­age on the cover of an up­com­ing al­bum, his lawyer said. Billy Two Rivers’ New York­based at­tor­ney, Michael Graif, said the lit­i­ga­tion has been put on hold while the two par­ties work out the de­tails. “Billy is very happy to have a quick set­tle­ment with­out fur­ther lit­i­ga­tion,” Graif said in a phone in­ter­view.

Two Rivers, a long­time wrestler turned politi­cian and ac­tivist from the Kah­nawake Mo­hawk ter­ri­tory near Mon­treal, filed the com­plaint in July in the United States against Uni­ver­sal Mu­sic Group and the mu­si­cian.

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