Los Angeles judge bans new lineup from calling themselves Sublime

In 2009, the surviving members decided to reform the band with a new lead singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez.

However, weeks after performing at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Festival, a Los Angeles judge banned the new lineup from using the Sublime name. Jeremiah Reynolds, who represents the estate of Bradley Nowell, commented on the case: "The point we tried to make is that we encourage these gentlemen to go out and play. We think they're great musicians. We just don't think it's appropriate to call a group that doesn't have Bradley [Nowell] and has a new lead singer, Sublime. It's consistent with Brad’s intentions that we seek to protect the name. The court agreed that Bud and Eric and the new lead singer didn't have the right to go out and call themselves Sublime."