Playboy Wins Texas Appeals Row Over Licensing Deal

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 6:50 PM EST) -- A Texas state appeals court on Thursday affirmed a trial court's ruling refusing to grant a new trial in Playboy Enterprises Inc.’s successful suit against a Spanish-language distributor and its affiliate for allegedly violating a licensing agreement.

A three-judge appeals court panel ruled that there was no jury misconduct in the April 2010 trial, which resulted in a 10-2 verdict in favor of Playboy and against distributor Editorial Caballero SA de CV, owned by former Mexican congressman Javier Sanchez Campuzano, and Grupo Siete International Inc., of...
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