Disney Accused Of Swiping “Santa Paws” Movie Idea

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 10:16 PM EST) -- Disney Enterprises Inc. and others on Tuesday were targeted in a copyright infringement suit in a Missouri federal court by three men alleging the defendants ripped off their idea for a children’s holiday movie about a dog named Santa Paws.

Richard Kearney, Ray Harter Jr. and Ed Corno claim Disney and the other defendants made the films “Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws” and “The Search for Santa Paws” by lifting from the plaintiffs’ copyrighted story about the dog without permission.

The suit also targets...
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