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Nirvana lawsuit settled by Courtney Love, management firm

08/19/2010 by Corinne Heller

Courtney Love, right, and daughter Frances Bean Cobain seated front row before the start of Collection Bebe fall 2006 show during the Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, March 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) Courtney Love, widow of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, has settled with a management firm regarding its $1 million lawsuit over the profits of the sale of the 1990s grunge rock group's publishing catalog.

The company, London & Co., sued Love in 2008, saying she failed to share the earnings of a deal in which sold a portion of Nirvana's catalog for nearly $20 million, the Associated Press said, adding that attorneys for both parties had told a judge they had settled and the case was then dismissed.

Love, singer of the rock group Hole, has controlled many of the rights to Kurt Cobain and Nirvana's work since his suicide in Seattle on April 8, 1994. Nirvana is known for hits such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are".

Love and Kurt Cobain's only child, daughter Francis Bean Cobain, celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday. The teenager may inherit millions from a fund set up shortly after her fathers death. She was just 20 months old at the time.

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