Summary Judgment & Fee Award for Defendants In Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Re TV’s “Desperate Housewives” (2010)

August 13, 2010

Bernal v. Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency, et. al., 788 F.Supp.2d 1043 (C.D. Cal. 2010)

LP&S obtained summary judgment for “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry and television network ABC in a copyright infringement lawsuit alleging the popular television program infringed on the plaintiff’s screenplay.  LP&S also obtained an award of more than $200,000 in attorneys’ fees for defendants Cherry and ABC in this case, with the judge’s fee order noting the firm’s experience and accomplishments in the field of intellectual property.