Breach of Contract Case Against Bob Dylan Dismissed by NY Court

Breach of Contract Case Against Bob Dylan Dismissed by NY Court

By Steven T. Lowe / November 23, 2021

On July 30th, 2021, a Supreme Court for the State of New York, dismissed a breach of contract suit over proceeds derived from the sale of rights in Bob Dylan’s album, Desire. (Note: “Supreme Court” is the designation given to the lowest level state courts in New York). Following its release in 1976, Desire topped…

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Court Strikes Defamation Claims Against Netflix for The Laundromat

By Steven T. Lowe / April 28, 2021

On December 23, 2020, a California federal judge granted Netflix’s motion to strike the defamation claims from the lawsuit brought by the attorneys of the defunct law firm, Mossack Fonseca, for their depiction in “The Laundromat” (the “Film”). The film starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas is a black comedy about the Panama…

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11th Circuit Determines that Stephen King Did Not Copy Comic Hero

By Steven T. Lowe / April 13, 2021

On February 23, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit Court held that Stephen King’s protagonist in “The Dark Tower” book series did not copy the hero in late comic book writer William B. DuBay’s “The Rook” series. Benjamin DuBay, the nephew of William DuBay, filed a lawsuit in 2017 alleging that fictional character Roland Deschain of “The…

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California Court of Appeal Affirms Continuation of Defamation Lawsuit Against Real Housewives of Orange County Star

By Steven T. Lowe / November 25, 2020

On October 23, 2020, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District affirmed the Superior Court of Orange County’s ruling that James Bellino, the ex-husband of former Real Housewives of Orange County (“RHOC”) star Alexis Bellino, can continue with his claims for defamation and the false light in his lawsuit against current RHOC star…

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