The Southern District of New York recently refused to
dismiss a breach of contract counterclaim asserted by the Estate of Mario Puzo
against Paramount Pictures. Paramount
Pictures Corp. v. Puzo, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139827 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 26,
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'...