Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

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Dismissal For Defendants Affirmed on Appeal in "There's Something About Mary" and "Me, Myself, and Irene" Copyright Infringement Case (2014)

May 2, 2014

Stoddard White, Jr. v. Twentieth Century Fox Corporation, et al., D.C. Case No.: 2:11-cv-01987-SJO-SH, No. 12-55920 (9th Cir. 2014).

LP&S obtained a dismissal for the defendants on copyright and fraud claims in this case alleging that the screenwriters of the motion pictures There's Something About Mary and Me, Myself, and Irene appropriated protectible expression from plaintiff's sceenplay.  Plaintiff appealed and the Rule 12(b)(6) dismissals were affirmed in an unpublished May 2014 decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.