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Certiorari Sought after Ninth Circuit Rejects Copyright Preemption of California Breach of Implied Contract/Breach of Confidence Claims
Posted on 1 Sep 2011 by Travis Burchart

In May, the Ninth Circuit upheld breach of implied contract (a/k/a a Desny claim) and breach of confidence claims filed by plaintiffs, who had unsuccessfully pitched a ghost tracking series to defendant NBC. NBC, despite passing on plaintiffs'... Read More

9th Circuit Rejects Copyright Preemption of California Breach of Implied Contract/Breach of Confidence Claims; Reaffirms State Law Protections for Writers Submitting Material to Producers
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by Travis Burchart

Recently, the Ninth Circuit upheld breach of implied contract (a/k/a a Desny claim) and breach of confidence claims that were filed by plaintiffs, who had unsuccessfully pitched a ghost tracking series to defendant NBC. NBC, despite passing on plaintiffs'... Read More

9th Circuit Rejects Copyright Preemption of California Breach of Implied Contract/Breach of Confidence Claims; Reaffirms State Law Protections for Writers Submitting Material to Producers
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by Travis Burchart

Recently, the Ninth Circuit upheld breach of implied contract (a/k/a a Desny claim) and breach of confidence claims that were filed by plaintiffs, who had unsuccessfully pitched a ghost tracking series to defendant NBC. NBC, despite passing on plaintiffs'... Read More