Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Lakewood Church

Published On: Feb 21 2012 06:18:39 PM CST

HOUSTON -

A federal judge has dismissed a $3 million lawsuit filed against Lakewood Church by a New York band.

The American Dollar Band was suing for damages, accusing the megachurch of using its copyright-protected music in promotional videos.

A Lakewood Church spokesman said the church didn't realize its license expired and offered to renew, it but the band filed the lawsuit instead.

The band's lawyer said it was not about the money, but about being a non-religious band associated with the largest church in America.

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