Diary of a Doors Drama
Los Angeles County Superior Court
111 North Hill Street, L.A. Dept. 36, Room 410
The jury trial in the matter of the lawsuits of John -vs- Ray & Robby, et al, and the Morrison and Courson families -vs- Ray & Robby, et al. Ray & Robby also counter-sued John.
July 22, 2005 permanent injunction
WEEK FOURTEEN September 27, 2004 the verdicts have been returned
The reading of the verdicts began at 12:30 today. John & Leslie were in the courtroom, as were Robby, Ian, D21C manager Tom Vitorino, and D21C business manager Alan Goldman.
This was a very complex case with many issues, including claims for damages and counter-claims for damages, contracts and agreements, friendships and partnerships and fiduciary responsibilities. Simply put, the jurors determined that there would be NO money or damages awarded to any of the parties. It looks like The Doors of the 21st Century have a future for as long as they want to continue to play and tour. On October 27th, the judge will give the court's verdict, which could differ from the jury's verdicts on some of the points.
Please do not contact me with questions seeking further details. The parties involved will determine what statements and details they want to make public. More information will be provided only with their consent.
WEEK THIRTEEN September 20, 2004 - September 24, 2004 - jury deliberations: still waiting for the verdicts
WEEK TWELVE September 13, 2004 - September 17, 2004 - jury deliberations: still waiting for the verdicts
WEEK ELEVEN September 7, 2004 - September 10, 2004 - jury deliberations: waiting for the verdicts
WEEK TEN August 30 - September 1, 2004 - closing arguments and judge's instructions; beginning of jury deliberations
WEEK NINE August 23 - August 27, 2004 - overview, but no personal trial coverage
WEEK EIGHT August 16 - August 20, 2004 - John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Ida Miller - balance of week's coverage is incomplete
WEEK SEVEN August 9 - August 13, 2004 - Tom Vitorino, Nicholas Clainos, Ian Astbury, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek
WEEK SIX August 2 - August 5, 2004 - Alan Goldman, Mr. Skinner deposition, Del Furano, Jay Coleman, Nicholas Clainos
WEEK FIVE July 26 - July 30, 2004 - Gary Stiffelman, Stewart Copeland, Anthony DeCurtis, Jaime Alvarez, Eric Kohler, Tom Vitorino deposition, Dr. John Anderson, Alan Goldman
WEEK FOUR July 19 - July 23, 2004 - Todd Gray, Ray deposition, Steven Bassett deposition, Mr. Skinner deposition, Tom Vitorino deposition, Mark Hurwitz, Rear Admiral Morrison, Michael Grace, Tommy Gear
WEEK THREE July 12 - July 16, 2004 - Ian deposition, Robert Greene, Abe Somer, Nigel Williamson, Robby deposition, David Kirby, Jerry Swartz
WEEK TWO July 6 - July 9, 2004 - jury finalization, John testimony, Ian deposition
WEEK ONE June 29 - July 2, 2004 - jury selection
Related media stories:
July 3, 2004 -- Times UK by Nigel Williamson: "And The Brand Played On"
September 2004 -- Uncut Magazine by Nigel Wiliamson "Standing in the dock in LA"
for lawsuit updates: http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/civilCaseSummary/
insert Case Number: BC289730 for John Densmore lawsuit
insert Case Number: BC294495 for Morrison & Courson families lawsuit
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