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Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 12 2013

First Circuit affirms judgment in favor of recording companies, holding that statutory damage award of $675,000 for willfully infringing 30

Christoff v. Nestle USA, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2009

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court holds that the “single publication” rule applies to a claim for the unauthorized commercial use of a person’s likeness and that the “discovery rule” does not apply to a claim involving the production of product labels because it undermines the single publication rule; the court remands to the trial court the issue of whether the production of product labels over a five-year period constitutes a single integrated publication and thus triggers the two-year statute of limitations when first published

Scorpio Music S.A. v. Willis

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2012

District court dismisses music publishers’ declaratory judgment action challenging the validity of co-author’s unilateral notice of termination of copyright grants, holding that a joint author who separately transfers his copyright interest may unilaterally terminate that grant

Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2013

Ninth Circuit affirms district court order denying motion to strike, under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, right-of-publicity claims asserted by

Aronson v. Dog Eat Dog Films, Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2010

Plaintiff Ken Aronson filed an action against Dog Eat Dog Films, Michael Moore’s loan-out corporation, for copyright infringement, misappropriation of likeness and invasion of privacy, based on the inclusion of plaintiff’s song and video in Moore’s film Sicko without the plaintiff’s permission

Psenicska v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2009

The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ consolidated action for fraud and other claims against the producers of the movie Borat, because plaintiffs signed consent agreements to appear in the film and disclaimed any reliance on defendants’ oral representations about the nature of the film

The Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust v. Spielberg

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

Court grants the producers of the motion picture Disturbia summary judgment in a copyright infringement action brought by the owner of the copyright to Rear Window, the short story made into an Alfred Hitchcock film, finding that the common elements between the two works are not protectible

Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

U.S. Supreme Court finds FCC's indecency rulings regarding isolated utterances of profanity and brief depictions of female anatomy to be unconstitutionally vague and a violation of due process

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.”