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Summary judgment for Defendants in Idea Submission Lawsuit re Television Series “Lie to Me” (2012)

July 31, 2012

In John Gertz Productions, et al. vs. Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al., LP&S obtained a summary judgment dismissing implied in fact (idea submission) and breach of confidence claims against the Imagine Television/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation television series Lie to Me, based on findings of clear and detailed proof of independent creation and lack of access.