Cory Booker Beats Author's Newark Documentary Suit

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge granted summary judgment last week to Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and the Sundance Channel in a $21 million copyright lawsuit brought by a writer who claimed the documentary series “Brick City” ripped off his novel.

U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares on July 27 handed a victory to the defendants in author Everett Adam Jackson's copyright infringement suit, ruling that although the Sundance Channel's series bore the same name as his 1990 novel, the works were not similar enough for...
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