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Duran Duran suing Glenview-based fan club company

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  • The band Duran Duran -- featuring John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon -- is suing a Glenview-based fan club management company.

      The band Duran Duran -- featuring John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon -- is suing a Glenview-based fan club management company.
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The 1980s pop band Duran Duran is suing a Glenview-based fan club management company, saying the company breached its contract by not sending promised revenue to the band.

The lawsuit, filed last Friday in Cook County circuit court, says Worldwide Fan Clubs Inc. agreed in 2010 to create and manage the band's fan club. The company was also to sell and warehouse Duran Duran merchandise, collect membership fees and give the band 75 percent of all profits.

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The complaint says the company failed to keep or provide accounting records and, despite repeated requests, make payments to the band or return all of the property.

The lawsuit claims losses of $40,000.

Officials from Worldwide Fan Clubs Inc. and their attorney declined to comment on the case Wednesday.

Duran Duran's New York-based management, and its Oak Brook-based attorney, did not return calls seeking comment.

The lawsuit was filed by Skin Divers, which does business as Duran Duran, and is also the name of a song on Duran Duran's 2007 album.

Worldwide Fan Clubs manages fan clubs for professional sports, entertainment and university groups, according to its website. The company's owner, Rocky Mosele, is well known for his family's star-naming business, International Star Registry.

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