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The front-man of a well known 1960s musical gang has dug himself into a dark opening, and it might cost him his popular name.
Woodbury’s David Blatt, otherwise called Jay Dark of the gathering Jay and the Americans, is at present anticipating judgment for a situation that could remove his stage name. Blatt, who petitioned for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July 2005, has added to some serious obligation — incorporating $505,000 in Interior Income Administration charge claims, $76,000 in New York State charge obligation and around $12,000 in Mastercard claims, as per Westbury lawyer Scott Mandelup.
As Blatt’s own concerns grow, his previous band-mates are presently suing to prevent him from utilizing their brand name.
“As of now, we are looking to sell the names ‘Jay and the Americans’ and ‘The Americans’ and to urge the borrower from utilizing the names ‘Jay Dark and the Americans’ and ‘Jay Dark’ for exhibitions,” said Mandelup, an accomplice at Pryor and Mandelup LLP, which works in liquidation and business case. Mandelup is going about as lawyer for Section 7 legal administrator Robert L.Pryor, his accomplice at Pryor and Mandelup. “We have a proposal of $100,000 for the two names from a portion of the individuals from the first Americans, and there is forthcoming prosecution,” he added.
The gathering, what split in 1973, was first driven by Jay Traynor and later by Dark. The Americans purportedly mean to change and visit with their unique front-man — and their unique name.
Mandejup said Blatt made a movement for synopsis judgment, saying the legal administrator couldn’t sell the names. “[Blatt’s] legal counselor took the place that the legal administrator expected to demonstrate that the debt holder had a customary regulation brand name in the names for the domain to have something to sell,” Mandelup said.
Blatt additionally proposed in court papers that the name “The Americans” was too conventional to possibly be safeguarded.
Nonetheless, as per Mandelup, Blatt neglected to reveal in his 2005 liquidation recording that he effectively got a _ Order in 1990 against Traynor in light of the way that Blatt had a customary regulation brand name on both “Jay and the Americans” and “The Americans.”
Blatt’s lawyers didn’t return numerous calls from LIBN and couldn’t be gone after remark by press cutoff time.
Boss Appointed authority Melanie L. Cyganowski of the U.S. Insolvency Court, Eastern Area of New York, is planned to hear movements July 17 with respect to the outline judgment and the legal administrator’s all in all correct to the names.