Filmmaker Wins 'Arbitrage' Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California ruled in favor of filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki on Thursday in a dispute over his screenplay “Arbitrage” — which is being made into a movie starring Richard Gere — saying Infinity Media Inc. held no copyright interests in the screenplay or the film.

U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess granted a bid for summary judgment from Jarecki, who filed a declaratory judgment suit against Infinity and its president, Michael Ohoven, in March. Infinity and Ohoven failed to muster any evidence raising a...
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