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Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

District court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the co-creators of the Superman character, successfully terminated certain prior grants in copyrights and recaptured the rights to several Superman-related works from the 1930s and 40s, including portions of Superman comic books and two weeks’ worth of daily newspaper strips; however, the court ruled that the remaining Superman material at issue in the litigation was created as a work made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that ownership of such material remains solely with defendants

Blakeman v. The Walt Disney Company, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2009

Plaintiff, a political commentator, wrote a treatment called Go November which he described as “the Animal House of politics,” about a modern presidential campaign involving a litany of “dirty tricks.”

TMTV Corporation v. Mass Productions, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • -
  • April 8 2009

The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico held that pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. Rule 60(b)(5), the defendants in a copyright infringement case based on the unauthorized production of infringing derivative works aired via television were able to credit the settlement award sum paid to the plaintiff in a prior copyright case arising from the same injury from the damages set by the jury in the current case

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

Warren Publishing Co., et al. v. Spurlock

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2009

District court grants summary judgment holding that defendant’s reproduction of several graphic works, originally used as monster magazine covers by plaintiff, in a book retrospective of an artist’s career is a fair use based on finding that defendant’s use is transformative because the purpose of a retrospective of an artist’s work has a different purpose than magazine covers that are intended to sell copies of the magazine

Yeager v. Cingular Wireless LLC, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

Court denies defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiff’s common law and statutory misappropriation of likeness claims, rejecting defendant’s argument that its press release announcing a new service, that included plaintiff’s name, was noncommercial speech entitled to First Amendment protection, and rejecting argument that defendant’s use of plaintiff’s name as a trademark in press release was a nominative fair use

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

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

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

Scott v. Meyer, et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2009

Court grants defendant author’s and publishers’ motion to dismiss copyright infringement action relating to vampire novels; court holds that plaintiff’s book The Nocturne and defendants’ book Breaking Dawn are not substantially similar as a matter of law