|Title||Glass artists Dale Chihuly, rival settle dispute|
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Glass artists Dale Chihuly, rival settle dispute
07:58 AM PST on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
SEATTLE - Glass artist Dale Chihuly and another artist he sued for copyright violations have settled their legal dispute.
In an announcement Monday, Chihuly and Redmond glass artist Robert Kaindl announced that their dispute "has been resolved to their mutual satisfaction."
Neither side would discuss the settlement or claim victory. Kaindl said he plans to open a glass-art-making shop in Redmond.
In the suit, filed last year in U.S. District Court, Chihuly accused Kaindl and Shelton glass artist Bryan Rubino of scheming to rip off his designs. He called some of their work "knockoffs" of his glass art, and asked the court to bar them from making similar work in the future. Both men countersued, raising questions about Chihuly's operations.
Chihuly and Rubino settled their claims in August, but Kaindl had vowed to fight to the end. On Monday, he would only say that "litigation is very, very expensive and very draining."