Judge Nixes 'Biggest Loser' Suit Against NBC

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 7:55 PM EST) -- A federal judge Tuesday threw out a woman's copyright suit alleging NBC Universal Inc. and a production firm stole her ideas in crafting “The Biggest Loser,” ruling the plaintiff's pitch was not similar enough to the TV show.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein issued an oral ruling from the bench in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, granting summary judgment to defendants NBC, Reveille LLC and others and dismissing copyright claims as well as state law claims.

Although the judge said there...
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