Glenn Frey

Now it's the Eagles vs. Hotel California in a federal court

Now it's the Eagles vs. Hotel California in a federal court

In the popular song "Hotel California," the Eagles' Don Henley sang, "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

That isn't the case at Hotel California Todos Santos, an actual 11-room hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico, from which guests can both check out and leave. The hotel, in fact, has nothing to do with the song.

Even so, the Eagles contend the Baja California establishment has been using the name to suggest a connection with the band for financial gain. The band filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeking a variety of damages and a halt to any infringement.

The lawsuit claimed the hotel sells merchandise...

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