Viacom Dodges Suit Over 'Making The Band' Rights

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has chucked claims from bankrupt Trans Continental Television Productions Inc.’s contract suit that sought to hold Viacom Inc. liable for allegedly turning over Trans Continental’s production rights for the TV show “Making the Band” to hip-hop artist Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Judge John Antoon II of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted Viacom’s dismissal bid Thursday after finding that Trans Continental’s allegations of unfair competition under the Lanham Act, conversion and unjust enrichment were not sufficiently alleged, but he...
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