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Arrow Productions, Ltd v. The Weinstein Company LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2014

District court dismisses copyright and trademark infringement claims of copyright owner of 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat, holding that

The Weinstein Company v. Smokewood Entertainment Group, LLC

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2009

In a breach of contract action, the district court grants defendant producer’s motion to dismiss claims by The Weinstein Company, holding that parties’ oral negotiations for licensing and distribution rights to the motion picture Push, allegedly confirmed by an email exchange, do not constitute a writing that satisfies Section 204 of the Copyright Act

Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement

Milne, et al. v. Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2009

The district court grants Disney’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing Slesinger’s copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement claims relating to the Winnie the Pooh characters; the court also grants Disney’s motion for summary adjudication of Slesinger’s claims based on judicial estoppel

Ladd v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

The California Court of Appeal holds that Warner Bros breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing owed to plaintiff, Alan Ladd Jr, a profit participant in several movies, when it allocated the same share of licensing fees to every movie in packages of films regardless of each movie's value

Browne v. McCain, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2009

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne brought claims for copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement and false association or endorsement under the Lanham Act against Senator John McCain, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) for the alleged improper use of Browne’ song Running on Empty in a McCain presidential campaign commercial

Henley v. Devore

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

Court grants summary judgment on copyright infringement claims by plaintiffs, holders of copyrights in the songs “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” which were the basis for songs used by defendants without authorization in political campaign ads; court grants summary judgment for defendants on plaintiff’s Lanham Act claims

Benay v. Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment for creators of film The Last Samurai on copyright infringement claim but reverses and remands claim for breach of implied-in-fact contract

Capitol Records Inc., et al. v. Thomas-Rasset

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2010

In peer-to-peer copyright infringement action, court grants defendant’s motion for remittitur and reduces jury’s statutory damage award from $1,920,000 to $54,000 after holding that jury’s statutory damages award is shocking and unjust; court concludes that treble the minimum statutory damages amount of $750 per song is the maximum amount the jury could properly have awarded

Barclays Capital Inc., et al. v. Theflyonthewall.com

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2010

After a bench trial, the district court entered judgment in favor of plaintiff financial institutions on their claims of copyright infringement and "hot news misappropriation" against online aggregator of financial information