Woody Allen V. American Apparel Trial Set To Go

Law360, New York (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Jury selection starts Monday in Woody Allen's $10 million copyright lawsuit against American Apparel Inc. now that a federal judge has denied the racy retailer's bid for summary judgment on free speech grounds and refused to bifurcate any punitive damages portion of the case.

The defendant did win one pretrial dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York when Judge Thomas P. Griesa on Monday turned aside the famed director's attempt to exclude the testimony of expert witnesses sought by the...
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