The Lumineers in Legal Battle

Former Lumineers Member Is Looking For Royalties

Colorado folk band The Lumineers have been hit with a lawsuit from a former band member who is looking for a share of the band’s royalties after their chart topping hits “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love”. Former bandmate Jason Van Dyke filed the suit on May 22nd on the grounds that current band members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites promised equal partnership and co-authorship credits when he joined the group.

The suit addresses Van Dyke’s claims to have been an integral part in the group’s song writing process and it seeks co-authorship for nine Lumineers songs including “Scotland”, the theme of the TV show Reign (listen below).

The band has yet to comment on the legal action that has begun and are continuing on their tour.