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En Vogue

Legal War Settled ...

Losers Stripped of Name

4/1/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Only two of the original four members can still call themselves "En Vogue" ... and the other two can go pound sand ... this according to a judge.

According to legal docs, a judge granted "EV" founding members Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis the exclusive right to use the name "En Vogue" while performing and touring ... after a long, drawn-out legal battle with former bandmates Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson.

Here's what happened ... Cindy and Terry sued Maxine and Dawn for the name plus $1 MILLION in damages back in 2012. They claimed M & D were illegally touring under the "EV" name after the band broke up ... but had no right, since C&T owned the LLC.

The judge recently sided with Cindy and Terry -- giving them the name -- but said the duo failed to prove damages, and were awarded no money.

Still a pretty big victory ... even more so if it was 1992.

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Although Dawn Robinson was named in legal documents as a defendant in the case -- her rep tells TMZ ... Dawn was not involved in the dispute, and says she gave up the legal right to use the name En Vogue several years ago.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Fangs are out.

519 days ago
2.

Jordan    

Who knows about these woman besides Harvey they are old news.

519 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

No Offense But Me Like The Saturdays a Lot More, Especially Mollie King and Una Healy.....

519 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

They look good I heard THE DARKER THE BERRY THE SWEETER THE JUICE! ...hehe ; )

519 days ago
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Peace82    

I thought Dawn went solo. I had always hoped they'd eventually get back together, but I guess not. Still love them.

519 days ago
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Cooley    

Cindy IS En Vogue .

enuf said.

519 days ago
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Cricket    

I love en vogue. Cindy is the driving force, and Terry's Fab too.

519 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Wow, you mean a judge who actually ruled a case based on its merit instead of blindly awarding millions? I am impressed!

519 days ago
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4reallikecomon    

They need to all get along..Dawn Robinson went solo being a trouble maker..now shes dragging Maxine along...these ladies need to stay together and make big money touring...i.believe they might have a issue with Cindy wanting to take breaks to be a wife and mother....Cindy its either youre in or youre out ...is what Dawn and Maxine are saying

519 days ago
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William j    

Damn these bitches are all a biscuit away from 400lbs!!

519 days ago
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juicyyellabone    

Always been a fan they need to reconcile

519 days ago
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Horndog    

It's good to see those four grandmas enjoy a night out.

519 days ago
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Manwell    

Dawn Robinson is the only reason I would want to see En Vogue in the first place.

519 days ago
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Jack Kouff    

I am happy and have been supporting Terry and Cindy as they have been consistent in touring with Amanda Cole 2002-2004 and now Rhona Bennett. I would have loved a tour and have actually saw all of the original members in 2011. Now, how can Dawn Robinson of all people believe she was entitled to the name....She left promptly in 1995 for a solo career and signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label...stayed there, then left after a dispute with him. She later joined another group Lucy Pearl and then Fell Out with Group Members there, she tried on 2 separate occasions to rejoined the group. First in 2005 and left again in dispute as she wanted her then husband Dre Allen to manage and produce the groups' next album. then re-joining and leaving in 2011 taking Maxine Jones with her wanting to start a F aux En Vogue. She is the Problem!

519 days ago
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jj    

Never heard of any of these old broads.

519 days ago
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