Wal-Mart suit partially settled
A judge has approved a deal enabling people to get refunds on the Evanescence album “Anywhere but Home” if they bought it at a Wal-Mart in Maryland.
The agreement signed this week partially settles a lawsuit filed by a Maryland couple who claim the copy they bought at Wal-Mart contained explicit lyrics but didn’t carry a parental advisory sticker.
New York-based Sony BMG Music Entertainment and its Wind-Up Records subsidiary agreed to offer the refunds in exchange for dismissal of the claims filed against them last year by Trevin and Melanie Skeens. The record company didn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing.
The Skeens are still suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., claiming the retailer deceived consumers by selling the album without a warning label.