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 “White Chicks” (2007)

July 12, 2007

A Slice of Pie Productions v. Wayan Brothers Entertainment

 LP&S obtained summary judgment for the producers and distributors of the motion picture White Chicks against claims for copyright infringement and breach of implied contract in this action in federal District Court in Connecticut, with the Court applying California law on the implied contract (idea submission) claim. LP&S also obtained dismissal of a Lanham Act claim and state law claims for breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, idea misappropriation and conversion in this action.