LexisNexis Challenges Lawyer Subclass In Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Reed Elsevier Inc.'s LexisNexis on Friday moved to toss a subclass of unregistered attorney authors from a putative class action accusing the company of illegally copying attorneys' copyrighted works, arguing the subclass consists of people who lack the standing to bring copyright infringement claims.

LexisNexis maintains that under Section 411 of the Copyright Act, in order to state a claim for copyright infringement, a plaintiff must allege that the copyright in the work at issue has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, according to a...
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