IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - March 9, 2011


Table of Contents:

• Best v. Berard

• Lapine v. Seinfeld

Best v. Berard, USDC N.D. Illinois, March 3, 2011

• In right of publicity action relating to reality TV show Female Forces, court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss after finding that depiction of plaintiff’s arrest and its surrounding circumstances were matters of public concern protected by the First Amendment.

Lapine v. Seinfeld, New York Supreme Court, New York County, February 23, 2011

• Court grants Jerry Seinfeld’s motion to dismiss defamation claim and grants HarperCollins Publishers’s motion to dismiss breach of implied contract, misappropriation, and unfair competition claims in action arising from publication of cookbook about preparing healthy food for kids.

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