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' idea, produced a
series entitled, Ghost...
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,
2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...