Merle Haggard sues environmental group

January 9, 2009 9:24:38 AM PST
Country star Merle Haggard has sued an environmental awareness group, claiming it illegally used his name and likeness to raise money. [SIGN UP: Get entertainment news sent to you]

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Chancery Court against the Green Train and its founder, Robert K. Wolf.

Haggard claims in the lawsuit that the Nashville-based organization exaggerated his involvement with the organization to solicit money, including forging his signature on letters and merchandise.

The Green Train bills itself as a nonprofit that educates the public about environmental issues.

A phone message left with the organization was not immediately returned.

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