9th Circ. Grounds Chuck Yeager's Publicity Rights Suit

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday refused to revive aviation pioneer Chuck Yeager's lawsuit accusing a memorabilia website of using his name and likeness without authorization, agreeing with a lower court that the former pilot filed a sham affidavit.

The appeals panel affirmed a 2010 judgment ending Yeager's lawsuit, which accused the owners of Aviation Autographs of violating the Lanham Act and California state laws by selling merchandise and running a website that exploited his famous name and image.

The judges didn't buy Yeager's argument on appeal...
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