IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - August 17, 2011


Table of Contents:

•Doe v. Gangland Productions, Inc., et al.

•Goldberg v. Cameron

•Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entertainment, Inc.

Doe v. Gangland Productions, Inc., et al., USDC C.D. California, August 1, 2011

•District court denies defendants’ motion to strike under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, holding that defendants failed to show that disclosing plaintiff's gang nickname and face in their documentary was in furtherance of the exercise of their constitutional right of free speech in connection with a public issue or an issue of public interest.

Goldberg v. Cameron, USDC N.D. California, August 11, 2011

•District court awards attorneys' fees of approximately $350,000 to defendants unsuccessful copyright infringement action against James Cameron and others involved in the production of The Terminator and The Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entertainment, Inc., USDC C.D. California, August 4, 2011

•After jury verdict in favor of MGA for improper misappropriation of trade secrets, district court awards MGA exemplary damages equal to corrected jury award of $85 million, and costs and attorneys’ fees of $2.52 million.

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