Publications

Lennon v. Premise Media - Order Denying EMI's Request for an Injunction

Publication Date: 
August 13, 2008
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

A Manhattan federal court rejected Yoko Ono Lennon's attempt to enjoin the further showing and distribution of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed on the ground that film used fifteen seconds of the John Lennon song Imagine.

EMI Records filed a nearly identical claim in state court based on the film's use of the sound recording, and demanded a nearly identical injunction. Tthe state court denied EMI's request for an injunction.

Vargas v. BT - Order Granting Fee Motion

Publication Date: 
August 6, 2008
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

U.S. District Court Judge Pauley ruled that Plaintiffs Ralph Vargas and Bland- Ricky Roberts must pay Defendants BT and East West Communications $175,000 in attorneys' fees and costs.

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