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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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.