Leopold, Petrich & Smith Legal Team Joins Ballard Spahr

Two nationally renowned Media and Entertainment Law practices have joined forces to create a powerhouse team with an expanded presence in Los Angeles.

Ballard Spahr was named 2019 Law Firm of the Year for Media Law and Copyright Law by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers. It also serves clients in business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate, with lawyers in 15 offices around the country.

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Dismissal, Summary Judgment for Defendants re “Prison Break” (2007)

August 30, 2007

Hughes v. Fox Broadcasting Co. and Paul Scheuring

LP&S obtained a grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants in this copyright infringement action in the Western district of Missouri alleging defendants used plaintiffs’ biographical manuscript as the basis for the television series “Prison Break.” Plaintiffs’ state law claims for unjust enrichment and misappropriation of trade secrets were dismissed pursuant to a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion brought by LP&S.