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En Vogue stars settle legal battle over band name


A judge has ended a legal battle between former members of En Vogue by granting two of the singers the right to use the girl group's name.

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Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis have won permission to continue touring as En Vogue after taking legal action against the other pair of former members, Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson, alleging they do not have the right to perform using the moniker.

Herron and Ellis demanded they be granted sole use of the name, as well as $1 million in damages, and a judge has now accepted their claim. The singers have won control of the name, but the judge ruled they did not qualify for any financial compensation, according to All four singers were part of the original line-up of the R&B group.

Apr 2, 2013 8:43AM
Why can't they settle this in a more approprate way? Like in a pool full of whipped cream? I am willing to offer my services to referee it and help clean them off when it is over.
Apr 2, 2013 6:04AM
Dawn is an egotistical moron. She's been through 2 groups already, and still somehow believes that she's the next Beyoncé. Umm, if that were true, and folks were clamoring to hear YOUR voice, you'd be a successful solo artist. But she's not...
Apr 2, 2013 5:41AM

Terri Ellis started the group and named it, therefore, it's her name NOT A GROUP property.  Dawn Robinson decided that SHE should have the name and since she was the person who actually broke the group up twice, I'm glad it turned out the way it has.


There are many women with great voices and when your EGO is more than it should be, there's a cost to pay.

Apr 2, 2013 5:22AM
It's a way of life these days. Only Otis is in the Temptations after running everyone else (living) off. There's only L.J. in the Dramatics, partly because of his huge ego and refusal to understand that the group existed 13 years before he joined, and the group is larger than one person. There's two groups of Stylistics, even though Russel Thompkins Jr. is what made the group popular. Harold Melvin's Bluenotes has neither Harold Melvin nor Teddy Pendergrass. Only the Ojays remain in close to the original form. Two Isley's out of six, What we get is imitations and scammed out of our $$$....
Apr 2, 2013 5:16AM
I hate to hear that they are at each other's throats like this.....I always loved this group...this was the only girl group that I could listen to all day, and still do! I wish that they would come back together and make a CD because all of them have beautiful voices! I remember when they first came out, they were awesome!
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