May 22 [16:00 EDT] — One day after the band won a copyright lawsuit against Miller Brewing Company, the Spin Doctors have reportedly accepted a settlement from the beer maker.
The Associated Press reports that on Wednesday, the very day a federal jury was to determine damages in the case, the band accepted a settlement offer from Miller.
On Tuesday, that same jury reportedly found that Miller and Leap Partnership had used a song “substantially similar” to the band’s 1992 hit “Two Princes” in a spot for Miller Lite Ice beer without paying the group.
While details of the settlement were not released, members of the band reportedly grinned widely and shook hands after seeing the final figure. The band had planned to request an $11.5 million settlement from the jury.