An appeals court has reopened a breach of contract lawsuit brought by The Doors
keyboardist Ray Manzarek
against an insurance firm. Manzarek's case against St. Paul Fire And Marine Insurance Company was dismissed by a district court in 2006, a decision that was overruled by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals in San Francisco, California on Tuesday.
The 69-year-old had sued the firm when it declined to provide insurance coverage for losses sustained by Manzarek and Doors Touring, Inc. when The Doors drummer John Densmore
successfully won a legal battle to stop Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger
from touring as The Doors Of The 21st Century.
Manzarek took out a commercial liability insurance policy covering himself against advertising injury, which includes losses from slander, libel and privacy infringement, in 2002 to 2003.
When Densmore's 2003 lawsuit cost Manzarek over $3 million, the keyboard player notified St. Paul Fire And Marine Insurance Company, who declined to provide insurance.
Manzarek then sued for breach of contract, but the case was thrown out of court in 2006.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)