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Judge dismisses ex-Peppers’ suit

A judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former guitarist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers who claimed he was wrongly kicked out of the Grammy Award-winning band and denied a fair share of profits.

The guitarist, Jack Sherman, who was fired in 1985, waited too long to bring his lawsuit and is not entitled to collect damages, ruled Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Lachs.

Lachs said Sherman had three years to file the lawsuit. He also said Sherman had to contend he was insane and unable to care for property or conduct his own business in order to claim he couldn’t file the lawsuit sooner.

Sherman joined the band soon after it was formed in 1983 by singer Anthony Kiedis and bass player Flea.

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